Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Team Support Midlands are pleased to be recruiting on behalf of their client based in Shrewsbury for a Senior Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis.

Salary: £36-40k per annum

Role: The Senior Buyer leads the Solutions function to provide best practice procurement, supply and stock management activities. Purchasing goods for resale to meet customer requirements including liaison and negotiation with suppliers, sourcing products from a global supply base and preparing and evaluating tenders. The Senior Buyer will also be responsible for supporting the implementation of the companies procurement strategy in order to deliver cost savings and process improvements and ensuring that the company’s competitive position is maintained and enhanced at all times.

Skills: Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers

Assertive, resilient and welcomes change

A proactive approach with regards to cost saving and efficiency opportunities

Good interpersonal and influencing skills with proven ability to negotiate with suppliers

Ability to work along with other departments

Experience: Minimum 3 years direct procurement experience within a purchasing team ideally gained in a fast moving , customer focused business

Education to AS/A Level and 4-5 Grade A-C GCSE’s

Good demonstrated knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown and evidence of cost savings achieved

Primary Responsibilities: Manage relationships with existing suppliers and identify new alternative back up suppliers

Negotiate most advantageous commercial terms including maximising rebate agreements and early payment discounts to achieve product cost saving targets

Maximise supplier contributions through Marketing budgets, transport discounts and other funding streams available

Liaise with suppliers to achieve supplier conformance to ACS requirements

Purchasing: Devise and implement individual strategy per supplier and supplier tier

Negotiating and administration of some non-stock purchasing contracts and agreements and capital expenditure

Competitively source new/special products identified by the Insight team

Support the programme of product rationalisation working closely with the Product Manager

Management and Reporting: Maintain relevant reporting systems and define action plan (monthly board report, rebate report, savings tracker, supplier overview report)

Produce department plan quarterly and annually

Manage, train and motivate Customer Solutions Specialist through daily interaction and support, regular 1-2-1’s and annual appraisals

Meet with suppliers on a regular basis

Identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements via benchmarking, negotiation, tendering and resourcing

Source new and special product competitively in aiding insight to win new business at acceptable margins

Immediate start available

Please click to apply or call Laura Pritchard on 0121 523 1089 for more information

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