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Senior Buyer

  • Location:

    Wantage, Oxfordshire

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    Specialist social care

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Job Description

I am currently working with a fabulous international organisation , who are looking to hire a tenacious and driven Senior buyer. If you are looking for your next role and want to work for an organisation that values their staff and can give you a great range of working possibility such as , a proactive approach to personal development, an attractive remuneration package and a chance to work for a leading international Manufacturer then please read on …..

Job Role:
Manage the inward supply of a portfolio of production commodities and non-production goods and services.

Prepare for and negotiate contracts for a portfolio of production commodities and non-production goods and services at the most commercially competitive terms available with due regard to specification, policy and brand/business plans.

To support the implementation of the overall business plan by acting as the Purchasing team member responsible for a particular sector of the business
Be the Logistics representative in the multifunctional teams involved in NPD and be able to lead a team when required

To undertake projects with the aim of improving management information / supplier relationships / working practices /stock management throughout the whole supply chain.

Day to Day:

Achieve business expert status on the various markets within given portfolio

Achieve best possible terms, at least within budget. Clearly demonstrate this by benchmarking

Produce Source Plans for key spends in portfolio that demonstrate business/brand objectives have been taken into account and that there is a business consensus on strategy

Demonstrate cost reduction and lead-time improvement options have been explored and implemented for key commodities

Ensure any new suppliers have a clear plan to introduce their services without disruption

Improve the average VR rating of suppliers in portfolio every year *When leading bring in NPD projects on time and on budget

The Ideal Candidate;

Degree or HND qualified e.g. Economics, Business Studies
Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably managing a spend in excess of £3m per annum
Demonstrable experience of modern purchasing techniques
Materials and services purchasing experience
Advanced negotiating ability
Supplies management experience in an ERP environment
SAP Cognos


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