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    Hope Valley

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  • Salary:

    £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

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    Elizabeth Hitchings

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A highly regarded manufacturing organisation based in the UK, known for their global reputation, is currently seeking a Buyer/Senior Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis in Hope Valley, Derbyshire. The position offers a salary of up to £35,000.

The Buyer/Senior Buyer will be a crucial part of the Purchasing Department, offering essential procurement support to the Purchasing Manager. This role also presents excellent prospects for career advancement in the coming years.

Ideal candidates will have previous experience in purchasing or procurement, particularly within a technical manufacturing setting, at the buyer or senior buyer level.

Role responsibilities of the Buyer/Senior Buyer include:

  • Procuring goods, materials, components, and services in accordance with cost, quality, and delivery objectives
  • Ensuring a continuous supply of necessary goods and materials
  • Engaging in contract negotiations to enhance pricing and business terms
  • Assessing and reviewing suppliers, conducting performance evaluations to ensure adherence to contracts
  • Identifying cost-saving opportunities through research and analysis
  • Establishing and nurturing relationships with internal stakeholders to enhance product offerings to meet customer demands
  • Maintaining meticulous records and documentation for complete traceability

Person Specification of the Buyer/Senior Buyer:

  • Previous procurement experience within a technical manufacturing background
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems
  • Demonstrable experience of supplier selection and management
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise workload and keen to progress in career


Up to £35k

This position is working fully on site

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