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Senior Buyer

Salary Negotiable
Location Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00059063
Published 20 days ago

Job Description

Senior Buyer jobs/ Category Buyer Jobs/ Procurement Vacancies/ Purchasing Roles
Senior Buyer
Stoke/ Staffordshire
Perm/ Permanent

A leading Global Manufacturing business is currently looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to join their team. To be successful in this position you will need to be able to read Engineering Drawings and have a background in Engineering Purchasing.


You will also be responsible for selecting, agreeing and managing a range of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers mainly from the Automotive Industry. You will develop relationships with these suppliers to deliver value and benefits to the business, the client and supply partners.


Developing, implementing and deliver the required Category Management activities for Project operations
Applying effective procurement practices to result in achieving improved terms with suppliers, adoption of a preferred supplier structure and on time supply to demand
Support business development activities and ensure that all supply chain risks are bounded at the point of contract and passed appropriately through the supply chain
Liaise regularly and collaborate with appropriate members of the Procurement functions to optimise leverage opportunities
Champion the Procurement process with business stakeholders
Complete periodic supplier reviews to mitigate risk, drive costs down and achieve efficiencies from smart buying principles
Reduce the overall risk of supply into the business by ensuring all appropriate monitoring, analysis, control, contracting and governance activities are enacted


Experience of working in large corporate procurement departments
Engineering Purchasing background
Ability to read engineering Drawings
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to demonstrate significant maturity and professionalism
Strong strategic sourcing and stakeholder management skills
Strong people management skills
Category management experience
Commercial law, Contract negotiation and drafting
Preparation and execution of tendering processes
Preparation and implementation of the procurement sourcing strategies
Advising and recommending on policy and sourcing solutions
Procurement of Services and ongoing Supplier performance management , and purchase of goods and materials
Key Words Purchasing Procurement Buyer Category Supply Chain

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