Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Slough, Berkshire

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Pascoe

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  • Published:

    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.