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    Southampton, Hampshire

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    £30000 - £35000 per annum

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    Lisa Pascoe

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A great opportunity for a dynamic procurement professional to join a busy organisation as a Senior Buyer, to be responsible for managing specific commodities.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer;

Ensure supply partners are compliant and operate ethically at all times.

Identify risk profiles and support risk mitigation where appropriate and communicate with stakeholders.

Own and manage the commercial relationship with supply partners, ensuring commercial agreements are in place with preferred partners.

Ensure materials and services are being purchased in line with business requirements at the lowest total cost of ownership through regularly running the RFQ process and supporting the make v buy analysis.

Overall responsibility for the performance management of supply partners within the designated commodities, ensure SLA's are in place and quality and delivery expectations are being met.

Work with supply partners and the wider business to identify opportunities for improvements.

Carry out regular business reviews and quality audits with supply partners.

Responsible for maintaining the end-to-end material life cycle management, ensuring the system accurately represents the current status.

Negotiate sale or return agreements for materials and supporting the excess stock disposal process.

Responsible for the system accuracy and integrity of all the supplier and product information.

Support the setting up of new materials ensuring all mandatory data is available.

Personal Specification of the Senior Buyer;

CIPS qualification would be an advantage.

Proven Purchasing experience.

Experience within a Manufacturing / Engineering environment.

Strong commercial acumen.

Excellent communication & negotiation skills.

Excellent IT skills including MS Office.

Driven and flexible attitude.

Enthusiastic and ability to work effectively as part of a team.

This role would also suit you if you have held a role as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Purchasing Controller, Purchasing Administrator, Junior Buyer, Procurement Assistant or Commercial Coordinator.