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Ref code: EYM99099958
£35k - 40k per year
Bedfordshire, England
Office Based

Job Title: Buyer
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Location: Bedfordshire
Working Model: Hybrid after passing your probationary period

The Procurement and Supply Chain Division at SF Recruitment are currently recruiting for an experienced Buyer to join their international Manufacturing client on a full time, permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity to join a medium sized procurement department, as part of the Categories team.

As a Buyer, you will manage your own portfolio of categories, and be responsible for all procurement tasks apart from the order management cycle.

Your daily duties will include:
- Sourcing and onboarding new suppliers.
- Contract management and creation.
- Completing tendering stages and risk assessments for either new supplier onboarding or product launches.
- Having a strong understanding of the market to understand market trends, gaps in the market and competitor analysis.
- Building strong business relationships with suppliers to ensure service levels, quality control and lead times are to the highest standards.
- Risk mitigation.
- Analysing supplier spends and performance against agreed SLA's to identify improvement opportunities and maximise relationships.
- Coordinating with key stakeholders during new product launches to ensure a smooth transition from concept through to delivery.
- Handling any escalated complaints or issues from the stock control department and resolving promptly ensuring the customer is satisfied with the end outcome.

The successful Buyer will ideally have experience working within a fast paced and demanding manufacturing environment. You will be confident understanding your departments financial objectives and identifying opportunities to improve categories profitability.

It is essential that you:
- Have the ability to build strong relationships with clients, suppliers and stakeholders at all levels.
- Are a true team player and supportive to the wider department in busy and demanding periods.
- Are confident pushing back and negotiating.
- Thrive when taking ownership of your role and getting job satisfaction on completion of projects.
- Strong analytical skills and data focused.

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Emma Maloney
Emma Maloney
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