• Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

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  • Salary:

    Up to £55000 per annum

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    Chantal Partridge

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Senior Buyer - Oxfordshire

Due to company growth, a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Buyer has arisen to join an up and coming Manufacturing company in Oxfordshire. With a salary of up to £45,000 this person will be managing day to day purchasing activities for a busy department, as well as working on new and exciting projects.

You will need Purchasing experience and as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Strategic Buyer, Technical Buyer, Engineering Buyer and there may be consideration for a more Junior Buyer who has experience in an Automotive industry.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer:

  • Negotiation of contract agreements, utilising cost saving opportunities and creating cost saving opportunities.
  • Continuous supplier management, and stakeholder engagement
  • Organising high value and complex products, with impact across several key functions of the business
  • High-level interaction internally, as well as frequent, high-level communication with the supply base
  • Assisting with the purchase and supply chain of global production for specified projects through negotiated costs with suppliers
  • Raising and issuing of purchase orders in accordance with our production requirements and company procedures
  • Maintain accurate and timely data records
  • Provide purchasing support and assistance to other departments as required
  • Research and build working relationships with new suppliers and subcontractors
  • Assist with issuing purchasing enquiries and carry out quotation analysis where necessary.

Personal Specification of the Senior Buyer:

  • Previous experience as a Buyer/Senior Buyer
  • Experience in supplier/customer relationship management
  • Understanding of cost drivers in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of working within a Tier 1 Automotive environment.


Up to £45,000

Working Hours & Benefits:

  • Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • 25 Days Holiday
  • Pension
  • On Site Gym
  • Felxi-Working Hours (Dependant on departmental requirements)
  • Share Scheme

This role would suit someone who has had a role as a Buyer, Senior Buyer or Strategic Buyer, Engineering Buyer or Technical Buyer.