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Senior Strategic Buyer

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This is not your average buying role, with great opportunities to take on significant responsibility, manage and develop your category and drive the company forward as its see's significant growth and transformation.

This state-of-the-art electronics company is looking for an experienced direct buyer to join their team as it undergoes an interesting period of change. The successful candidate will join a niche electronics company with a global reach and a net worth of over £40 million within a procurement function which is undergoing a significant transformation. The right candidate will display a strong direct procurement background and would be able to hit the ground running and assist the procurement manager in establishing and managing an extensive supplier base across their allotted categories.

Senior Strategic Buyer Role Overview:

  • Overseeing the whole end to end procurement process including tendering, in life contract management, category management and restructuring the supplier base.
  • Competently managing both new and existing supplier relationships to establish a sustainable and agile supplier base. This will include managing risk, reviewing supplier performance and delivering cost saving improvements.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders across the company including operations and manufacturing teams to ensure consistent high performance and contribute to the overall business strategy.
  • Take on a strategic procurement role rather than tactical, assisting in developing long term procurement strategy and planning for the long-term requirements of the business.

Senior Strategic Buyer Requirements:

  • Extensive procurement experience with a history of tendering, vendor management and delivering value, preferably in a manufacturing or engineering procurement environment.
  • Demonstratable experience of delivering cost saving projects and negotiating with suppliers.
  • Strong academic record, including relevant engineering or business qualifications and CIPS certificate
  • British or EU passport or holding a valid visa allowing you to live and work in the UK without any restriction

This opportunity would suit a procurement professional looking for a long-term career move in a company which is heading on an upwards trajectory in terms of both it's procurement function and overall operations. This role provides a large amount of autonomy and responsibility from the get-go to assist the management with transforming the procurement function and driving best practise.

To find out more information and apply, please send your CV to Rhys at [link removed]

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Bramwith Consulting
Job Type
£45000 to £55000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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