• Location

    Telford, Shropshire

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  • Salary:

    £28000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

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Senior Buyer

A fantastic opportunity for a Strategic Buyer has arisen, to join a manufacturer based in Telford. With a salary range of up to £35,000 plus company benefits this role would be perfect for a buyer who has strong experience with Purchasing technical commodities in a manufacturing and Automotive environment.

Candidates will have previous experience within purchasing or procurement specifically within a technical manufacturing environment and Ideally with Automotive Industry experience.

Role responsibilities of the Senior Buyer:

  • To be responsible for negotiating the lowest total acquisition costs for components and materials required, whilst maintaining agreed levels of product quality, delivery performance and customer satisfaction.
  • To identify and recommend suppliers for existing and new components in order to meet cost reductions targets and remove consistently poor performing suppliers.
  • To co-ordinate the release, progressing and replies to quotation with recommendations and proposals.
  • To act as the first point of contact between the department and supplier base.
  • Make decisions and recommendations, by using professional judgement and consideration to the level of risk, within the parameters defined by the department manager and company policies.
  • To hold regular review meetings with key suppliers to discuss delivery and quality performance, ensuring that improvement plans and non-conformances are closed in the required time frame.
  • To monitor critical commodity markets trends in order to provide the base information required to conduct effective strategic supplier negotiations.
  • To assist in the drafting of purchasing contracts for new and existing suppliers.

Person Specification of the Senior Buyer:

  • Purchasing experience is essential
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong system/MRP Skills


Up to £35k + Company benefits

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a senior buyer, sourcing specialist, vendor manager, commodity manager, commodity buyer, category manager, senior buyer or purchasing team leader.