Crawley, West Sussex
£45000 - £48000 per annum
A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Procurement professional to join a leading Manufacturing organisation as a Senior Buyer.
Specific Job Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer;
Support in the development of global sourcing strategies.
Development of local sourcing strategies for allocated commodities.
Identify supply chain risks and develop mitigation plans in order to secure business continuity.
Selection of suppliers in compliance with the sourcing process.
Negotiate best practice terms with suppliers.
Ensure robust supply agreements are in place with key suppliers.
Reduce and consolidate the approved vendor list.
Monitor and improve supplier performance on cost, quality, delivery, service and contract compliance.
Achieve the lowest total cost of ownership through negotiation, value engineering, low cost country sourcing, supplier reduction and supplier consolidation.
Develop and maintain supplier relationship management strategies.
Contribute to developing and implementing procurement best practices.
Personal Specification of the Senior Buyer;
Degree qualified or equivalent.
Professional Qualifications would be preferred (CIPS).
Proven Strategic Procurement experience.
Manufacturing experience is essential.
Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills.
Excellent IT skills including MS Office.
Self-Motivated and Ambitious.
This role would suit an individual with previous experience in the following roles; Senior Buyer, Strategic Buyer, Category Manager, Commodity Manager, Commodity Lead, Category Lead.