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Direct Buyer

North East England

  • Reference: 386652
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £ Competitive + Excellent Benefits

  • Location: Sunderland

The Company:

Nigel Wright is proud to be the recruitment partner to Envision AESC who are the world’s leading battery technology company and lithium-ion battery manufacturer. Headquartered in Japan, and with manufacturing facilities in the U.K, U.S and Japan, we are currently looking for dynamic, forward thinking individuals with innovative ideas to join them in their Sunderland plant to help deliver our current and future generation L-Ion Batteries into the rapidly expanding EV market place. 
Their lithium-ion batteries can be found in more than 430,000 electric vehicles worldwide and have a superior safety record of zero-critical issues. We will continue to build upon these successes and expand into new markets and industries, producing innovative and competitive products and technologies that advance the goal of a zero-carbon emission future. 

Envision AESC have joined forces with Nissan and Sunderland City Council as part of the "Nissan EV36Zero’ project that’ll see not only a new, fully electric car pumped out of the Wearside factory, but a whole battery gigafactory and solar farms to help it run cleanly.

The Opportunity:

Working within a small team, your main remit will cover the following:

  • Full Direct spend and supply analysis
  • Category market research
  • New supplier sourcing
  • Supplier performance management and review meetings
  • Representing Purchasing at key internal meetings 
  • Building relationships x-functionally with key internal stakeholders 


The Person:

You will have/be:

  • Proven strategic procurement track record  (direct materials) and be able to demonstrate a strong technical understanding/understanding of manufacturing process
  • Procurement experience from Food/Chemicals/Battery Manufacturing desirable
  • Previous negotiation experience essential
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and influencing skills – confident to challenge both internally and externally
  • Strong communication skills, adept at building relationships quickly
  • Resilient and adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced working environment
  • Proactive, assertive, confident decision maker with a hands-on, can do attitude 
  • Diligent, efficient, strong prioritisation skills – able to deliver to deadline
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the North East's highest profile manufacturing plants as they continue to invest extensively for the future.  For further details and a confidential discussion, please get in contact with an updated CV, quoting ref.386652.

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