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Advertiser: Hamlin Knight

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Rate:£35K Per Year
Description: I have an exciting and new opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join a growing organisation. Reporting to the Manufacturing Director, your role will to further develop and execute the material ordering and delivery strategy for specific supply chains into the businesses 2 UK sites.

You will ensure all material requirements are communicated effectively and are in line with manufacturing planning and quality expectations and needs.

Working closely with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to develop cost saving strategies, you will develop and implement category based sourcing strategies while leading supplier negotiations in order to gain significant business cost savings, Continuous Improvements and Profit.

• Monitor and review Purchasing/Materials Management procedures
• Assess and set up central framework purchasing agreements
• Implement performance measurement system for key suppliers.
• Ensure Approved Vendor Listing is updated
• Establish and maintain effective relationships with suppliers
• Assist Customs team leader with compliance in customs and excise procedures and requirements
• Maintain terms and conditions with suppliers and control supplier documentation
• Produce and analyse relevant reports
• Liaise with Planning Manager on stock levels and lead times from key suppliers
• Develop and maintain a key and secondary supplier database for critical materials and components
• Assist with deciding upon which suppliers require to be audited and on occasions be part of the audit team


• Previous Purchasing / Buying / Procurement experience is essential – ideally this will be in a Manufacturing environment.
• Awareness of factors such as sustainability, risk management and ethical issues
• Excellent negotiating skills.
• Experience to working within a Project driven environment to tight deadlines and under pressure
• Ability to build strong internal cross functional relationships and develop strategic external partnerships.
• Willing to travel within the UK and potentially Europe.
• Record and monitor delivery performance of suppliers.
• Delivery performance of suppliers
• CIPS Qualification

On offer is a salary of up to 35,000

Hamlin Knight is an equal opportunities employer and is acting as a employment agency in this instance.
Skills Required: Senior Buyer
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Contact: Jason Duffy Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 0114 279 2617 Contact Fax:
Reference: JD/124039 Added: 12-09-2017
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