Senior Buyer

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    Up to £45k

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    Lisa Pascoe

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    over 2 years ago

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A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Procurement professional to join a growing organisation as a Senior Buyer, responsible for sourcing and negotiating prices for materials, consumables, equipment and services.


Key Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer;

  • Ensure relevant contracts are in place for key suppliers as assigned.
  • Ensure that contracts are awarded based on appropriate competitive tendering and bidding.
  • Manage relevant purchasing categories or supplier relationships.
  • Source and negotiate prices for materials, consumables, equipment and services.
  • Produces regular spend analysis reports as required by the business.
  • Produce monthly departmental reports which monitors procurement KPI’s.
  • Implement procurement strategies and improvements which will generate value for the company.
  • Regularly update SAP records for the assigned purchasing groups and follows up on outstanding orders with suppliers.
  • Ensure that compliance and quality records are maintained.
  • Ensure purchasing information and supplier data is kept up to date.


Personal Specification of the Senior Buyer;

  • Degree qualified or equivalent within a relevant discipline.
  • Professional qualifications would be an advantage.
  • Proven experience within a Strategic Procurement position.
  • Knowledge of Sourcing and Supplier Management.
  • Experience within a highly regulated Manufacturing or FMCG environment.
  • Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills.
  • Enthusiastic and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Able to multi-task and manage own time effectively.
  • Able to work under pressure and to set deadlines.


This role would also suit you if you have held a role as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Strategic Buyer or Purchasing Controller.