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Senior Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £42,000 per annum
LocationsAvon, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted02 February 2018

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The Senior Buyer will be responsible for all suppliers within an assigned commodity base, providing support on tactical accounts whilst actively managing the top 20 suppliers within the given portfolio. The successful Candidate will be expected to develop and implement a commodity specific strategy where areas of risk are identified, addressed and where possible mitigated.

Client Details

Our Client, a leading manufacturer of Consumer Durable ensures the continued success of their products by remaining true to it's engineering based approach to design. As the company enjoys steady growth it is now important to make strategic hires that align with the re-structure of the teams.


Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to;
  • Full supplier management covering all aspects of supply across your assigned portfolio, this will include personal savings and lead time reduction targets along with supplier on time delivery targets
  • Work with suppliers to resolve high level issues regarding price, quality, delivery or payment.
  • Create/Negotiate contracts and terms of business with suppliers. Set up/review agreements, undertake scorecard reviews and manage performance improvement activities.
  • Develop a commodity strategy to improve operational efficiency, add value and drive out cost and risk from the existing supply chain.


The successful Candidate will posses;
  • A demonstrable background in a similar role
  • Previous exposure to outsourcing and VE/VA projects essential
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrable examples of cost savings
  • A high level of Negotiation
  • Extensive exposure to the Supply Chain and Purchasing function within a JIT manufacturing environment

Job Offer

35k-42k + Benefits DOE

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