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Senior Buyer

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
LocationsDorset, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted13 September 2017

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A global engineering business are recruiting a Senior Buyer. Applicants need a blend of strategic and operational procurement experience within engineering or manufacturing environments, be CIPS Level 4 qualified or be willing to attain CIPS accreditation

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for supporting a number of cost down, and cost savings projects. Working with a predominately UK and electro-mechanical supply chain, the Senior Buyer will contribute to the development of procurement strategy and have "cradle-to-grave" involvement in supplier selection and vendor management.

This role is well suited to a Buyer, looking to move into a more senior, strategic focused role.

Specific duties of the Senior Buyer include:

1. Lead / Support a number of cost down projects to achieve overall procurement department goals
2. Establish Long Term Supply Agreements with new / existing suppliers
3. Lead the sourcing and supplier selection activities
4. Undertake bench marking
5. Manage the supply chain risks and propose solutions
6. Negotiate clear, robust and favourable terms in an appropriate framework contracts
7. Hand over new suppliers to the other buyers as and when required
8. Report on progress and activities
9. Vendor Management - drive improved value from the Supply Chain via KPIs and review meetings
10. Contribute to an environment of Change and Process Improvement

Senior Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

1. Purchasing experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment
2. An understanding of both tactical (MRP) and strategic (negotiation, vendor management)
3. Experience of supplier selection - auditing and assessing suppliers
4. Capable of fostering excellent relationships with technical and engineering stakeholders
5. CIPS Level 4 Qualified (the desire to achieve CIPS accreditation) or degree educated - desirable

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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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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