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Published 29 April 2024
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Job Starts: 29th April 2024

Job Description


Position: Permanent
Location: Stafford, on-site
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum

Role Overview:
We are seeking a proactive and experienced Buyer to join one of our close partners in the Stafford area on a permanent basis. In this role, you will play a crucial part within their Purchasing team, overseeing both direct and indirect expenditure for the site.

- Place orders for all site requisites, including direct and indirect materials.
- Coordinate delivery schedules for all materials, ensuring timely arrival.
- Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships, driving supplier performance improvements.
- Initiate and lead cost-saving projects, including negotiation of pricing terms.
- Formulate category strategies for key expenditure areas.
- Engage in early supplier collaboration and source new materials.
- Contribute to our sustainability agenda by promoting environmentally responsible practices within the supply chain.
- Occasional business travel to visit suppliers and other sites across the business.

Experience Required:
- Demonstrated proficiency in high-volume procurement within a similar role, with a track record of success.
- Preferably possess a CIPS qualification, although not essential.
- Strong problem-solving abilities and adept communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Previous experience in purchasing within a manufacturing environment is advantageous.
- Knowledge of manufacturing processes is desirable.
- Essential proficiency in ICT tools, such as MRP systems, Excel, and Outlook.

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