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Senior Buyer

ReferenceHQ00049682_679420
RecruiterMacildowie
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Rail & Transport Insfrastructure
Salary£44,000 to £48,000 per annum
Benefitscompetitive benefits
Town/CityCoventry
LocationsWarwickshire, West Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted11 January 2018

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The Company/Role: I am currently partnering with a fast-moving manufacturing firm to recruit a Senior Buyer for their growing team. Having quadrupled in size as a business over the last few years, this is an exciting time to join the organisation as they begin to cement the foundations for future growth. The Senior Buyer will play a pivotal role as part of the purchasing team in terms of developing processes and strategy to deliver direction and benefit to the business in terms of savings and profitability.


Your Career Progression: Reporting to the Category Manager, this Senior Buyer will be provided autonomy in a supportive environment. You’ll be able to take ownership of your particular category and given opportunity to develop your career through expanding your responsibilities, coupled with performance related career progression as you develop and the team grows.


Typical Duties: You’ll be accountable for your category in terms of sourcing performance through developing and implementing considered strategies.


Day to day tasks will include:

- Thorough analysis of spend, future requirements and current/future suppliers
- Engagement of stakeholders and managing their expectations
- Negotiation with suppliers in order to drive cost savings
- Identifying and mitigating risk
- Monitoring cost drivers
- Developing and tracking KPIs for supplier performance
- Continual update of relevant information and contracts
- Operating cross-functionally to drive the supply chain and providing the link between sales and procurement in terms of costs and product availability

To be successful in this role, you will need the following experience / attributes / qualifications:

- FMCG/Manufacturing/Engineering background with a technical mindset; the ability to read/understand technical drawings and specifications would be advantageous
- Graduate calibre individual in addition to being CIPS qualified, studying towards the qualification or prepared to begin this – personal and professional development is encouraged in this forward thinking environment
- Strong commercial awareness demonstrated in purchasing functions, ideally within a multi-site environment
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage, engage with and influence stakeholders and suppliers at various levels
- The ability to think outside the box and implement processes where necessary – you’ll need to be prepared to provide examples of this at interview

The Interview Process: My client are looking to interview at the end of January, and as such, the first stage of the process will be to meet me next week. If you fit the criteria described above, please get in touch for an initial conversation to find out more.



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