Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer

Ref No. EMP431232
Salary £35,000 - £45,000/annum
Location Oxfordshire, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Now Interviewing

Introduction

A leading technical manufacturing and product design business seek to recruit a Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer to join on a permanent basis.

Important

Proven experience within a strategic sourcing role.

The Job

A leading technical manufacturing and product design business seek to recruit a Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer to join on a permanent basis.

Joining a global leader the Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer will responsible for strategic procurement and contract management for selected commodities / categories.

Role - Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer

Location - Oxfordshire

Salary - £35,000 - £45,000

Type - Permanent

Key roles and responsibilities for Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer role and not limited to:

  • Category / Commodity contract negotiation ensuring the best total acquisition cost from current or new suppliers where further cost or service improvements can be achieved
  • Lead cost reduction initiatives and provide guidance to Junior Buyers within the team
  • Drive quality improvements with suppliers liaising with the Quality function to identify and implement priorities
  • Maintain contract database for defined commodity / category
  • Ensure category supply base is developed to improve quality, service, technical competence and reliability
  • Assess and manage risk taking appropriate action to minimise the impact on supply
  • Collaborate with company planners to resolve category supplier performance issues
  • Work with category suppliers to identify and harness the potential for technology and service innovations.
  • Support company inventory reduction initiatives with category suppliers

Key skills and experience required for Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer role and not limited to:

  • Proven experience within a Strategic Sourcing role
  • Ideally commodity / category management experience
  • Proven track record in supplier management / development
  • Strong analytical skills
  • IT Literate

To apply for this Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply for this Strategic Buyer / Senior Buyer, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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