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Senior Buyer - FTC (12 Months)

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Town/CityKingston Upon Hull
LocationsHumberside & East Yorks, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 July 2018

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In this role you will be the commercial and contractual interface between the client and its suppliers.

Client Details

"Our family values are really important to us; as are our people and the community in which we operate. Many of our people have been with us for a very long time – they’re proud of us and we’re proud of them."


  • Negotiate new supplier Terms and Conditions in line with the Procurement authority level policy.
  • Makes tender award decisions in line with procurement operating values and ensuring strategy is clear and delivered to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Identifies and selects new suppliers aligned with agreed Sourcing strategy and overall business strategy.
  • Supplier Relationship Management – building relationships with strategic suppliers to deliver continuous improvement, cost savings and value creation.
  • Utilising the 7 stage sourcing process, implement the agreed sourcing strategy according to agreed business processes in line with business strategy.
  • Ensure price competition through effective tendering and contract management.
  • Develop supplier partnerships to identify growth areas, maintain a network of supplier relationships.
  • Continually review supplier markets including alternative supply options; identify value-engineering opportunities, cost avoidance and value stream mapping opportunities.
  • Manage price risks linked to markets through analysis of fundamental and technical analysis, maintain understanding of the macro economy.
  • Manage every month reporting on purchase price variance, running detailed analysis on budget prices, real prices, volumes, contract coverage.
  • Visits to suppliers, conferences and potential suppliers as required.


  • Educated to a degree level in business or a related subject
  • MCIPS or you will be working towards this
  • Strong procurement and negotiation skills
  • Be computer literate to advanced level
  • Ability to analyse risk and financially assess supply options
  • Knowledge of co-pack commercial models
  • Pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Positive and personable attitude at all times
  • Prepared to go the extra mile to achieve results

Job Offer

This is a fantastic chance to work with a household name in the food industry and explore further opportunities within the company.

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