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Senior Buyer

Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Benefits Benefits
LocationsAnglia, Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted22 October 2018

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Strategic Buyer | Rutland | £40k

This is a superb opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join the team at a well-established and growing manufacturing business in Rutland .
Reporting to the Directors, the successful candidate will have a pivotal role in developing the company’s procurement function to meet the future needs of the business. With an ability to learn quickly you will be expected to ‘hit the ground running’ with the transactional requirements of the role, whilst starting to build relationships with suppliers. You will also formulate initiatives to develop this Greenfield opportunity, using a strategic approach to supply chain management and delivering value-added initiatives to move the business forward.

  • Manage the daily order suggestions and raise purchase orders.
  • Maximise stock availability whilst minimising stock levels in line with lean principles.
  • Build and manage supplier relationships, evaluating delivery and contractual supply chain performance.
  • Maintain current and accurate purchase data including price, lead time, minimum stocks
  • Manage down slow-moving stock and, in conjunction with the technical team, reduce the number of SKUs.
  • Support multiple departments by obtaining quotes from suppliers, assisting with the ad-hoc procurement process outside of the day to day manufacturing buying.
  • Be proactive in identifying new value-added opportunities across the organisation to help deliver key measures from stakeholders and deploy across the functions.

  • Professional qualifications in purchasing. CIPS preferred or studying towards
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a high throughput manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work independently and take the initiative when required.
  • Extensive experience using MRP / ERP systems.
  • Sound knowledge of supply chain processes and procedures including manufacturing

Planning, demand and replenishment processes.
  • Strong negotiation skills with the ability to reason and influence at all levels.
  • Proficient in computer skills, especially MS Office and Google applications.
  • Educated to a minimum of A Level, with GCSE Maths & English grade A–C.

In return, we are offering a salary up to £40,000 (depending on skills and experience), 32 days holidays (including bank holidays), company pension, and private health insurance, death in service insurance and on-site parking. Mon-Thurs 8:00 – 17:00, Fri 15.45 (early finish).

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