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Commercial Buyer - Direct Materials

Ref: NPA67
Job Type:Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Billingham
Closing Date:

Job Description

Commercial Buyer (Direct Materials)
Salary: Market Leading, including a relocation package
Location: Wynyard, United Kingdom or Everberg, Belgium

Venator is a leading global chemical company dedicated to the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide pigments and performance additives. It has a broad and versatile portfolio of leading pigments and additives that includes many well-known brand names and industry-leading products. Venator operates 24 facilities and employs more than 4,300 people, which serve customers in more than 110 countries.
The Role:
Venator is recruiting for a Commercial Buyer, with a focus on direct materials, to join either its global headquarters in Wynyard, United Kingdom or based in Everberg, Belgium. The Commercial Buyer will lead the sourcing activity for raw materials across their EAME site footprint.
Core responsibilities will include:
• Sourcing raw materials across allocated sites
• Drive cost savings
• Develop a purchasing strategy for your allocated categories, based on solid knowledge of the market (suppliers, trends, benchmarks, TCO etc.)
• Manage supplier relationships
• Tender, negotiate and implement price agreements and contracts, liaising with the legal department
Candidate requirements:
• Significant experience in a purchasing related role, ideally within a manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceutical or chemical industry sector
• Fluent in English, as well as Italian and / or Spanish
• Ideally experience of working in a large multinational organisation

Venator offer an exciting opportunity in a successful global company with a commitment to both personal and professional development. If you feel you have the qualities we seek, please forward your CV and covering letter indicating your current package to our exclusive partner, Nathan Pardoe, at or for a discreet conversation call their Newcastle office on 0044 191 244 6447.

GEM Partnership are acting as an employment agency on this recruitment project.