Senior Technical Buyer

04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Technical Buyer - Southampton - £35,000 - Permanent

Excipion is currently working with a prestigious FTSE100 organisation, we have been instructed to recruit a Senior Technical Buyer.

The Senior Technical Buyer will be tasked with developing and implement effective sourcing strategies across the major Technical categories of MRO, Spares and Repairs. You will need to identify and deliver further opportunities to reduce overall supply chain costs, leveraging spends where scale allows to move up the supply chain toward original product source, conducting regular audits/ benchmarking of purchasing activity.


Develop a strategic sourcing programme Hotel and Marine Categories.
Deliver cost, quality and service enhancements to technical goods/services.
Liaise with a diverse supply base in the UK and in key locations around the world.
Identify cost effective ways of sourcing and contracting goods and services.
liaise with the technical global sourcing team in the USA & Europe.
Negotiate effective commercial contracts for significant areas of expenditure.
SLA reviews.
Manage an annual spend of circa £50m.
Evaluate tenders and lead the negotiations on high value goods and services in excess of £1m.
Travel will be required as goods & services are sourced across Europe, America and the Caribbean.

Successful Candidate:

Commercially astute.
MRO Experience within Engineering.
Spares and Repairs experience.
Rapid Change Management
Natural problem solver.
Strong understanding of leveraging operating efficiencies.
Ability to see opportunities that will add value from suppliers and logistics partners.
Educated to Degree level in an appropriate discipline.
Able to demonstrate a high level of purchasing experience within a technical environments
Be able to work alongside engineering colleagues and source both products and services.
Experienced in category management.
Experienced in developing sourcing strategies.
Excellent negotiating skills dealing with contracts valued (£1m+)
Managing supplier Service Level Agreements.
Able to demonstrate good grasp of contracts, law and it's application to supplier agreements
CIPS qualified
Previous experience in a marine environment

This position is likely to suit a Senior Technical Buyer or Technical Buyer or Category Manager.

For more information please contact Ben Vokes at or .