Senior Buyer

Ref No. EMP454789
Salary £45,000 - £55,000/annum
Location Southampton, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Now Interviewing

Introduction

A global engineering business require a Senior Buyer. Responsible for a mix of operational purchasing and strategic tasks around category management, the Senior Buyer will also provide leadership and guidance to a team of Buyers.

Important

Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Senior Buyer, Purchasing Team Leader

The Job

A global engineering business require a Senior Buyer. Responsible for a mix of operational purchasing and strategic tasks around category management, the Senior Buyer will also provide leadership and guidance to a team of Buyers.

Reporting to the leader of the Supply Chain function, the Senior Buyer will drive the achievement of operational purchasing goals around supplier OTIF and delivery. It is also hoped that working within this project focused and operational framework, the Senior Buyer will work to achieve cost savings, manage suppliers strategically and move the department towards a more category focused approach. The Senior Buyer will serve as an escalation point for the Buyers, providing guidance and a bridge between the team and senior management.

The supply chain the Senior Buyer will be responsible for is predominately mechanical and based in the UK, Europe and low cost locations in Asia.

Specific duties of the Senior Buyer include:

  • Take a leading role on strategic procurement tasks, while ensuring the achievement of operational goals
  • Drive continuous improvement within the supply chain to deliver cost reduction and quality enhancements
  • Strategic supplier management: COTIF & working capital owner
  • Supplier selection - identification, assessment, negotiation, appointment and on-going vendor management
  • Support the introduction of new products, as procurement representative in NPI process

Senior Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Procurement experience within an operational manufacturing or engineering environment
  • The ability to balance strategic tasks, with operational "hands-on" purchasing requirements
  • Ability to give leadership and guidance to a team of Buyers
  • Strategic procurement skills - negotiate, manage suppliers, drive improvements, cost savings etc.
  • A pro-active, self-starter

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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