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Senior Buyer

Reference3338204_808174
EmployerHays
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Town/CityLlanelli
LocationsSouth West Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted12 June 2018

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Senior Buyer required for Llanelli based manufacturer


This is an excellent opportunity to join a respected and highly successful global organisation as a Senior Buyer in their Supply Chain operation. The company is part of a wider group who boast over 90000 employees with a revenue of over £11.5m in 2017. They are due to launch a new product line from their Llanelli site, so this is an exciting time to join a growing business as the role diversifies and develops.

The Senior Buyer will report directly to the Supply Chain Manager and will be responsible for driving cost reductions via the development and implementation of strategic Purchasing initiatives. You will lead a small team of operational Buyers who undertake activities within distinct commodity verticals.

The role and its responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Contract negotiation including a review of existing agreements, and subsequent rationalisation & new tender processes.
  • Supplier sourcing in-line with company guidelines which includes the vetting of QA capability, energy, environment, health and safety requirements, commercial and legal aspects, liaising with relevant central purchasing departments
  • Review of price changes in consideration of current market situation/patterns
  • Streamline vendor portfolio including set up and approval within SAP
  • Develop and implement cost-down, vendor assessment and other strategic initiatives
  • Source suppliers and components for NPI activities
  • Work closely with Finance, goods receipt and MRP controllers to eliminate any invoice receipt errors, payment term errors, block invoice items or any other errors.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Proven Procurement expertise from a fast paced, high-volume environment
  • Qualified in a relevant business or Procurement related discipline
  • Experience of managing small Procurement team
  • Proven success with operational and strategic purchasing initiatives
  • Possess advanced communication and IT skills

This a full time opportunity, five days a week, and pays a salary of £35k to £40k dependent on experience, plus company benefits

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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