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Senior Buyer

ReferenceEMP397086_194328
RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Chemicals, Energy & Utilities, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Rail & Transport Insfrastructure, Technology & Electronics
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Town/CityLiverpool
LocationsCheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted08 August 2017

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A private equity backed SME are recruiting a Senior Buyer to lead site procurement activities. Applicants need purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment, MRP expertise, commercial acumen and the ability to lead a small team.

Working within a Group Procurement structure, the Senior Buyer will manage a spend of £2-3M and lead all procurement and material control activities from this manufacturing location in Liverpool. Sourcing raw materials, semi-finished and finished goods from a global supply chain, the Senior Buyer will develop inventory reduction strategies and support the implementation/development of a new MRP system. The Senior Buyer will also be responsible for driving out cost, and establishing new sources of supply.

This vacancy would be well-suited to Buyers, looking to progress into a more senior, strategic procurement role.

Specific duties of the Senior Buyer include:

1. Management of a procurement spend of £2-3M across raw materials, semi and finished goods
2. Supplier selection, assessment, auditing, negotiation and on-going vendor and contract management
3. Negotiation and Agreement of LT supply agreements with the supply chain
4. Conduct Make Vs. Buy activities
5. Vendor and Product categorisation activities
6. Achievement of local, and group savings targets
7. Develop internal stakeholder relationships with sales, inventory, assembly and manufacturing teams
8. Manage a small purchasing team and ensure operational procurement tasks are conducted effectively
9. Contribute to the implementation, and on-going development of MRP system
10. Contribute to a culture of; change, continuous improvement and LEAN thinking


Senior Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

1. Purchasing experience within a manufacturing or engineering business
2. Experience using, and knowledge of MRP
3. Commercial acumen, and strong supplier negotiation skills
4. The ability to lead a small team
5. CIPS, Part-CIPS or willingness to study towards the accreditation

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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Tel: 0843 208 1255
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