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    Interim & Contract

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    £25000 - £30000 per annum

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    Lisa Pascoe

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An opportunity for a procurement professional to join a busy manufacturing organisation as a Buyer on an initial Fixed Term Contract basis.

Key Responsibilities of the Buyer;

  • Develop and manage a high performing supply chain capable of supporting the needs of the business.
  • Secure the Total Cost of Ownership targets of the business with respect to all externally sourced products and services.
  • Develop, implement, and deliver Category strategies through understanding of operational requirements, undertaking analysis of the supply market, risk mitigation with the aim of developing and implementing a sourcing strategy in conjunction with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct market intelligence gathering, identifying Suppliers in new markets and improvement opportunities, gather price and cost trend information for use in developing category strategies.
  • Report, review and manage key supplier performance indicators (KPI's) in order drive supplier improvement activities.
  • Lead, negotiate and execute on supply purchase agreements with key strategic vendors.
  • Set inventory policy for items within defined Categories to ensure continuity of supply, review of purchase agreements, ongoing cost and Leadtime reduction, and minimisation of liability and inventory.
  • Lead the integration of key Suppliers into New Product Introduction (NPI) or high-profile projects, liaising with stakeholders to ensure programme objectives, timescales and costs are met.
  • Lead the RFQ process, Supplier selection and total cost contract negotiation activities with the supply base and issue guidelines for the Buyers.

Personal Specification of the Buyer;

  • Proven Procurement / Purchasing experience is essential.
  • Degree and / or Professional Qualifications would be preferred.
  • Experience within a technical manufacturing environment.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Buyer, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Coordinator, Senior Buyer, Commodity Manager, Purchasing Manager.