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Senior Buyer

Industry SectorBuilding, Construction, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£150 to £250 per day
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted22 May 2018

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The Role
To source, negotiate, agree and manage contracts with suppliers, for the sites raw materials and services, in order to deliver the most competitive overall cost of supply. This would include the day to day management of suppliers.

  • The proposal of suppliers for raw materials or services to site.
    • Provide expertise in the management of the supplier’s performance covering; quality, service, technical standards, innovation and continuous improvements. In conjunction other departments as required.
    • Develop and implement appropriate long and short term strategic and tactical initiatives in order to achieve specific buying, sourcing targets.
    • Assist in the delivery of the sites, departments & Group Purchasing’s KPI’s
  • Implementing and maintaining effective systems to support the Department and Group Purchasing.
  • As / if required by the site, manage, implement and maintain raw material stock holding and ensure materials remain in constant stock, based on sales forecast.
  • Support and assist in the effective and appropriate sourcing and pricing of New Product Development and improvement activities.
  • Provide the business with up-to-date knowledge on suppliers, markets and trends.
  • Represent the Purchasing Department at site and group meeting.

Skills and Qualifications
  • 5 years buying experience
  • Graduate or with relevant experience.
  • Ideally CIPS / GAP trained negotiator.
  • Financial awareness; understanding product and material costings, margins, company accounts and budget setting.
  • Professional competence by qualification or experience, ideally CIPS qualified
  • Computer literacy as required to support the purchasing function
    • Microsoft literate with a good understanding of Excel. Intermediate or Advance level would be an advantage.

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