Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Bristol, England

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  • Salary:

    £37000 - £42000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Senior Buyer

This fantastic opportunity for a Senior Buyer has arisen to join a dynamic company in the Marine Industry based in Bristol. The salary is ranging from £37,000 - £42,000 on top of an excellent benefits package. The ideal candidate will come from a Marine, Naval, Defence or Aerospace background, and this position will be perfect for someone already in a senior Purchasing role wanting a new challenge, or a Buyer wanting the next step up.

Candidates will have previous experience within Purchasing or Procurement and ideally would have been a Buyer, Senior Purchasing Officer, Senior Buyer, or a Category/Commodity Buyer.

Role responsibilities of the Senior Buyer include:

  • Preparation and analysis of requests for quotation and statements of work to suppliers to meet the requirements and demands of the business and projects including running supplier competitions where appropriate.
  • Production and coordination of purchase requisitions and the administration and management of purchase orders and sub-contracts to maximise profitability and ensure timely achievement of project objectives.
  • Preparation and administration of sub-contracts, statements of work and order amendments.
  • Processing of supplier invoices ensuring all deliverables have been met and appropriate budget holder sign-off is obtained in a timely manner.
  • Liaison with the project team to help define project procurement requirements and the sourcing of goods and services to meet expectations.
  • Analysis of due diligence information and approval of suppliers prior to inclusion onto the Company Approved Suppliers List.
  • Conducting supplier progress reviews and audits to ensure on time delivery, quality and contracted obligations are being met.
  • Maintain key supplier performance metrics and contribute to internal and Corporate reporting requirements.
  • Manage the generation and administration of procurement processes and procedures within the business.

Person Specification of the Senior Buyer:

  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Prioritise own workload and organise own time to achieve objectives
  • Proactive style and flexible attitude to scope of role
  • Contribute as an effective team member
  • High standard of technical skills including MS Office particularly Excel
  • Part or full CIPS qualification


37 - 42K

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within Purchasing or Procurement as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Senior Procurement Officer, Category/Commodity Buyer