Senior Buyer

Ref No. EMP463757
Salary £40,000 - £45,000/annum
Location Andover, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Now Interviewing

Introduction

A market-leading SME business require a Senior Buyer. A stand-alone procurement role reporting to Operations, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for cost reduction activities and improving procurement processes.

Important

Buyer, Senior Buyer, Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing, Cost Savings

The Job

A market-leading SME business require a Senior Buyer. A stand-alone procurement role reporting to Operations, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for cost reduction activities and improving procurement processes.

This is a fantastic, greenfield opportunity for a commercially savvy Senior Buyer to lead all procurement activities within a market-leading SME with a turnover of c£20M. The Senior Buyer will be responsible for both direct (raw materials, good and services for manufacture), and indirect spend whilst also supporting engineering in relation to NPI.

Andover based, a presence on-site will be required c3 days p/week.

Specific duties of the Senior Buyer include:

  • Drive commerciality within the business and capitalise on cost reduction opportunities
  • Negotiations with new and existing suppliers on; price, quality, delivery, payment terms etc.
  • Supplier relationship management - strategic partnering with c10 key suppliers, introduction of KPIs and supplier scorecards
  • Work with Quality Manager to introduce supplier quality, and NCR processes
  • Assess and improve current procurement processes/policies

Senior Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Comfortable operating a stand-alone procurement role, within an SME business
  • Experience in a procurement role or as a Buyer or Senior Buyer within manufacturing or engineering
  • Proven track record in strategic sourcing, supplier negotiations or cost down activities
  • MRP/ERP literate
  • Commercial acumen with an appetite for change/process improvement

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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