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Senior Buyer

RecruiterButler Ross
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other
Salary£30,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted17 September 2018

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Senior Buyer – Portsmouth – Up to £35k


A fantastic new opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join a leading manufacturing organisation as a Senior Buyer


Key Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer;

Ensure materials are purchased on time to support production operations. 

Manage the vendor base with regard to all material delivery schedules.

Manage purchasing activities with regard to Engineering Change processes.

Work in conjunction with the Commercial Senior Buyer and establish best commercial practice throughout the vendor base.

Maintain daily reporting activities to ensure full visibilities of material shortages and quality issues.

To manage buying team with regard to daily activities, projects, training and reviews.

To manage and issue monthly forecast communication to all suppliers.

Manage and monitor monthly usage vs. SLA usage to ensure sufficient stock holding at supplier

Approve all Change Requests.

Work with Quality Department and vendors to ensure corrective actions are completed in a timely manner using robust solutions


Personal Specification of the Senior Buyer;

CIPS qualification would be an advantage.
Purchasing experience within a high volume manufacturing environment.
Strong communication and negotiation skills.
Excellent IT skills including Intermediate Excel skills.
Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems.

Ability to effectively prioritise workload.
Ability to work well on own initiative and as part of a team.
Strong problem solving skills.

Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
Flexibility to travel to meet suppliers as required.


This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Senior Buyer, Purchasing Controller, Supplier Manager or Buyer.


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Recruiter: Butler Ross
Tel: +44 (0)23 8070 0263
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