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Ford & Stanley – The Rail Recruitment Experts are seeking an Indirect Senior Buyer to work with CAF Rolling Stock on their projects to manufacture trams and trains for the UK and international markets.

The Opportunity

CAF Rolling Stock are a prestigious train manufacturer, who are leading the way in technological advancement for passenger transit and implementation of environmentally friendly solutions. As a result of CAF UK obtaining governance over their procurement, the Senior Buyers will have the unique opportunity to set up a new supply chain, support the change of governance and make their strategic mark on new processes. The candidate will be empowered to achieve substantial cost-savings to add to their portfolio of personal success and will be rewarded with investment in their personal development, as CAF is open to sponsoring various professional courses including CIPS and Prince 2.


Newport, Wales

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with Beasain Head Office in Spain
  • Manage the New Governance Model
  • Negotiation and Supplier Management
  • Support the 1.7 million cost saving plan

The Candidate

The Senior Buyer will be a strategic thinker who thrives on responsibility and will be motivated by a challenge. Communication skills are essential, as the role will entail liaising with stakeholders from Spain, Europe, and a large portfolio of potential suppliers. They will benefit from a pleasant work environment, effectively collaborating and learning from a sociable close‑knit team.


  • Indirect Procurement Experience
  • Data Analysis Skills
  • People Management and Negotiation Skills


  • Spanish Speaker

Shift Pattern/ Hours

  • 40 hours a week, 7:30 – 16:30 (could be flexible)
  • Hybrid, 3 days on-site, 2 days working from home

Closing Date:  Apply as soon as possible, the job will close when the right candidate is found.

Likely Job Titles:

Buyer, Indirect Buyer, Senior Buyer, Purchasing Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Commodity Buyer, Category Buyer, Utilities Buyer, Contracts Buyer, Purchasing Manager, Project Buyer

Ford & Stanley Ltd is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall  and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

    • Job type: Permanent
    • Location: Newport
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:£40000 - £45000