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Salary £40,000 plus bonus and other excellent benefits


Permanent – Full Time




Company Description

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for our client who are specialists in their market sector. They are recruiting for a permanent Buyer if you have strong purchasing skills and are commercially savvy this role could be ideal for you.

Job Specification

The Job You’ll do

  • Support the procurement function for direct and indirect strategic sourcing for manufacturing operations, operational services and general consumable items as designated.
  • Responsible for managing a range of materials and services within an assigned category.
  • Functional key user for SAP purchase to pay process & transactions.
  • Support the development of procurement processes & procedures to reduce and eliminate non-value-added and activities.
  • Provide management information and data intelligence to support functional analysis and reporting.
  • Support the Head of Procurement in achieving the objectives of the procurement function, through negotiation and/or value engineering projects in conjunction with internal stakeholders.
  • Management of designated suppliers’ day to day issues including price negotiation, continuity of supply, quality conformance, problem resolution and cyclic business reviews.
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with Procurement team, suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Lead commercial discussions with suppliers in line with agreed Commodity Strategies
  • Identify potential new suppliers within categories of responsibility that will support Quality, Cost or New Product Development.
  • Identify capability and services according to business requirements; tender process, analysis and supplier selection.
  • Introduction of new suppliers, incorporating price negotiation, verification audits, specification development, quality assurance, capacity planning, logistics planning, qualification and approval, SLA’s, contract negotiation and implementation.
  • Support the new product development & introduction process with early procurement involvement & on-going support for projects.
  • Maintain SAP master data, including creation and maintenance of SAP contracts.
  • Adhere to and promote the Procurement Policy and procedures across the business, ensuring that all procurement activity is compliant.
  • Conduct analysis of market trends and pricing developments for raw materials and commodities applicable to client.
  • Reporting to Head of Procurement.
  • Close liaison with cross functional groups and key stakeholders.

About You


  • Responsible for External Suppliers.
  • Production, Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing, Plant Chemist, Engineering, Human resources, IT, Legal, Project Teams.
  • Efficient management of designated suppliers.
  • Cost saving and continuous improvement projects execution.
  • Key commodities market analysis.
  • Internal and external working relationships.
  • Development of commodity knowledge and market dynamics.

The Rewards and Benefits


  • Permanent job
  • Staff parking
  • Excellent salary.

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