Senior Buyer

36000.00 - 38000.00 GBP Annual + GBP36000 - GBP38000/annum Pension, Bonus
19 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Senior Buyer role

My client based in the Stoke-on -Trent area within the electronics manufacturing market are looking for a Senior Buyer on a permanent basis.

Key responsibilities include managing and driving down total acquisition costs, sourcing, help lead the commercial management of commodity strategies, leading high value negotiations, supplier development, driving high levels of service through customer focused key performance metrics and helping to improve, consolidate and optimise purchasing department processes.

Skills required for the Senior Buyer role:

* Must have a proven track record of incurring cost savings.
* Offer support and management to a small team of buyers in the UK for direct suppliers
* Strategic sourcing experience on a global scale
* Must have experience within electronics (or relatable) manufacturing
* Strong negotiation skills at a senior level.
* Experience of negotiating high value more complex contracts
* Proven track record of achieving substantial cost savings
* Strong supplier relationship management experience, comfortable being the main interface with suppliers on a daily basis, with the ability to manage and ensure suppliers deliver effectively and on time, on cost, on quality.
* A proven track record of improving supplier performances
* Building strong relationships with Internal customers in order to effectively serve their needs, often with shorter than expected timescales.
* Must be a pro- active and confident individual, eager to develop their skills within the purchasing department and display enthusiasm for career progression within procurement.
* Ability to work competently as an individual but comfortably as part of a team.
* Strong organisation skills.

* Fantastic people and communication skills

Key skills required for the Senior Buyer:

* Minimum 3 years' procurement experience within electronics manufacturing environments
* Must have a proven track record of achieving results with the ability to perform to demanding deadlines.
* Hold or working towards CIPS Membership would be advantageous

* Degree Level or Equivalent/ relevant work experience would be highly advantageous

* Proven track record and experience of incurring substantial cost savings

The role is based in the Stoke-on -Trent area - commutable from Crewe, Newcastle Under Lyme, Macclesfield, Stoke, Telford, Derby, Burton upon Trent, Northwich and Warrington.

If you are a Senior Buyer looking for a new role either apply online or if would like to find out about other Purchasing, Supply Chain and Procurement opportunities please contact Phil Browne at (url removed) or phone (Apply online only).

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