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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Romsey
Industry: Industrial (Warehouse & Manufacturing)
Reference: HQ255_1720619658
Contact Name: Naomi Gibbs
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 July 2024
Job Description

Do you have proven purchasing experience as a Senior Buyer in either an automotive or manufacturing environment? If so, please read on.

My client is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer with previous experience of leading a team. This will be a full time, permanent contract.

  • £40 - £50k, dependent on experience
  • 24 days holiday plus the 8
  • 5% pension
  • Life assurance
  • Gym membership
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to a GP and councillor
  • Formal Reward and recognition scheme

Overall Purpose of the Role:

This role has greater responsibility and accountability than a Buyer and includes some people management responsibility. The job holder may take responsibility for a specific project or hold a larger remit in terms of purchasing responsibility.

General and Task Management

  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and the Official Journal of the European Community (OJEU) guidance during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements
  • Mentor and coach the Assistant Buyer to enhance their career and professional development

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, HNC, City & Guilds Licentiateship, BTec Higher Professional Diploma, or equivalent NVQ Level 4 qualifications.
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
  • Contract management and supplier experience
  • Project management experience
  • Computer literate, to include advanced Excel skills

If you are an experienced Senior Buyer looking for a new opportunity, please get in touch with Naomi today on 07506 949615.

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