Senior Buyer

Ref No. EMP455927
Salary £35,000 - £45,000/annum
Location Leamington Spa, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


My client have a fantastic opportunity to join them on permanent basis as a senior buyer.


Strong technical purchasing experience

The Job

Responsible for the purchasing of materials for a series of high value, technically complex, low volume production and component manufacturing projects.

This role must bring strong commercial skills and experience to the business and working with existing members of the team and department managers, help to shape the future purchasing strategy.

Day-to-day the workload will be split between satisfying the demand outputs from the company ERP system through PO placement / supplier expediting and working on strategic initiatives.

Other key elements of the role include:

Identifying and realizing overall long-term supply chain cost reduction opportunities.

Defining and negotiating contractual terms with suppliers.

NPI work alongside the Project teams to help transition new work in smoothly

Rationalization of existing Supply Base including selection and introduction of new suppliers to fill gaps.

Development of KPIs and reporting the performance of the supply chain

Continuous improvement of the purchasing processes

Reporting to the Head of Supply Chain and Planning

CIPs qualifications would be an advantage

The ideal candidate for the role will have -

Experience of purchasing in a low volume, high value, high variety manufacturing environment.

Demonstrated ability to think "strategically" with regards to purchasing and commercial issues

Ability to negotiate T&Cs and prices with suppliers to achieve strategic objectives.

Experience working with MRP systems for supply chain demand planning.

Good communication skills at all levels with ability to talk to customers, suppliers and sensitivity to commercial factors.

Clear, logical thinker with the ability to understand and solve problems.

Understanding, simplifying and improving complex processes

Ability to think and act as a 'service provider'

Happy to work within a team and alongside other experienced professionals

Strong and demonstratable experience of working with MRP/ERP systems for manufacturing

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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