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Senior Buyer

Ref code: BZA99099157
£35k - 40k per year
Alfreton, Derbyshire, England
Permanent
Office Based

SF Recruitment have an exciting opportunity recruiting for a Senior Buyer for our well established client in Alfreton. This is a full-time permanent role working Monday to Friday with the option to work from home 2 days per week.

As the Senior Buyer you will be required to manage and control the given spend categories and implement strategies that deliver cost benefits ensuring efficiency.

Main Duties:
- Responsible for all spend in given categories.
- Control of significant annual expenditure.
- Look at all methods of reducing spend, including specifications, usage, lifecycles, price and working capital requirements.
- Prepare specifications in conjunction with end users and issue tenders.
- Analyse tenders and award contracts.
- Negotiate with suppliers to deliver cost savings.
- Work with existing suppliers to look at new products & methods of working.
- Investigate new sources of supply and alternative products / services.
- Input purchase orders and approve purchase requisitions as necessary.
- Liaise with production, planning and other teams to provide assistance where supply issues cannot be directly solved.
- Review supplier performance and develop action plans with the supplier to improve performance where necessary.
- Work with departments such as Quality to review and audit supplier performance.
- Liaise and share best practice with other Group companies.


Essential -
- Demonstrable track record of delivering extensive bottom line benefits
- Ability to understand complex business issues
- Ability to network and build strong relationships both internally and externally.
- Strong IT skills especially Excel, but also Word, Outlook and PowerPoint or equivalents
- MRP system experience
- Able to travel frequently according to job demands
- Analytical ability, with great attention to detail
- Excellent negotiation skills

Although not essential it would be advantageous if you had MCIPS or were working towards along with experience of indirect materials and services. Suitable candidates will have previous strategic purchasing experience and are capable of building category plans and implementing strategy. You will need to be results focused, resilient and have excellent communication skills. You will need to be able to work in a fast pace environment so must be able to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines.

If you would like further details please get in touch today.

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