Senior Buyer

Job Ref: 159482
Sector: Other
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 11 October 2018
  • Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
  • £30,000 - £35,000 per Annum
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  • Tate
  • 01442 345 210
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Senior Buyer

£30,000 - £35,000

Definition:

Purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, considering price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. The job holder may take responsibility for a specific project or hold a larger remit in terms of purchasing responsibility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
  • Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts award process
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving abilities
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred or equivalent NVQ Level 4 qualifications
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Proven purchasing experience, preferably within a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
  • Contract management and supplier experience
  • Project management experience
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and components and supply chain management
  • Computer literate, to include advanced Excel skills

To apply for this role please send your CV upon application.

Tate is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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10/11/2018 10:37:32
GBP 30000.00 30000.00.