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Senior Buyer - 9 month ftc
My client have a fantastic opportunity to join their purchasing team initially for a 9 month FTC.
The main purpose of this role will be to own end to end management of specific spend categories focusing on electronics.
Location - Brighton
Salary - Competative
The role & responsibilities for the senior buyer will be -
Carry out research into Supply Market and Supplier attributes to identify potential opportunities.
Build deeper expertise within a specific Category - e.g. market structure, manufacturing technologies, value drivers, relative strengths of individual companies.
In conjunction with the Purchasing Team Leader, build and develop category strategies, linked to business needs - to exploit Supply market opportunities and deliver value and improved Quality for the business
Engage with stakeholders within the business to understand their needs, leverage supplier capability and build robust plans and solutions to meet business objectives.
Coordinate sourcing and selection of new requirements and suppliers for associated categories.
Act as the primary point of contact for Suppliers
Set targets for supplier performance and establish action plans to achieve agreed objectives.
The ideal candidate for the role will have -
Senior buyer experience;
Business risk assessment;
Drawing sound conclusions from various sources of information to support a course of action
Appreciation of new product development processes and concurrent engineering
Commercial knowledge including risk management and contracting
Understanding of the importance of personal integrity and professionalism in negotiations and discussions;