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Ref no. BHN567394
Salary £50,000 - £55,000/annum
Location Uxbridge, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

Our client, a leading company in communications technology industry, is seeking a highly-skilled and experienced Senior Buyer to join their team

Key skills required for this role

Procurement, Senior Buyer, MRP ERP, Stakeholder Management, Technical Drawings


Technical Senior Procurement Experience, Engineering, Manufacturing

Job description


Our client, a leading company in communications technology industry, is seeking a highly-skilled and experienced Senior Buyer to join their team. As a Senior Buyer, you will play a pivotal role in developing strategic supply solutions that optimise quality, cost, and delivery to the customer. This is a permanent position with excellent prospects for professional growth and development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials in line with company guidelines and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • Work collaboratively and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, demand and supply initiatives, and advise any impact or change on purchasing and production activities.
  • Review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and processes.
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance, and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that procurement procedures are complied with by internal customers and stakeholders and guide colleagues to use ERP/MRP systems for procurement and supply activities.
  • Demonstrate KPI management and improvement of supplier delivery performance.
  • Manage and develop sources of supply (rationalizing where appropriate), ensuring performance monitoring is undertaken and spend optimization.
  • Input data on systems to effectively perform key transactions in procurement and supply.
  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing and inventory strategies with stakeholders to ensure effective management of inventory levels.
  • Use and apply strategic decision-making techniques to formulate improvements to procurement and supply chain management.
  • Create and coordinate supply chain strategies from a group level.
  • Consolidate and leverage spend within the supply chain.
  • Stay current and up-to-date on market trends/competitor strategies that may affect the supply or demand of products and materials and advise stakeholders of any impact.
  • Support product change requests, review, and communicate the impact on planning and production.
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices, and terms of business with suppliers.
  • Assess, manage, report, and mitigate supplier risks (including component obsolescence).
  • Comply with the Company Policy on Health & Safety.
  • Undertake any other tasks as may reasonably be requested.

Job Requirements

  • A level & University Degree desirable.
  • Professional or recognised discipline qualification such as CIPS, Institute of Supply Chain, APICS (minimum: Advanced diploma in procurement and supply operations) - desirable.
  • Significant experience in Procurement and Supply Chain.
  • Self-starter, who demonstrates ownership and can follow problems through to resolution.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and ERP systems (in particular Oracle JD Edwards).
  • Organised, methodical, and attentive to detail.
  • Willing to take responsibility for and drive improvement activity.
  • Team player who has excellent influencing skills.
  • Flexible to suit the business needs.
  • Balanced and confident team player with a positive effect on team mood.
  • Achievement-focused.

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If you are a motivated Senior Buyer with a proven track record in Procurement and Supply Chain, then we would like to hear from you. Apply now to join our client's dynamic team and contribute to their ongoing success.

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