Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager

Recruiter
Hewett Recruitment
Location
Kidderminster
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Role As Senior Buyer you will be regularly reporting to the Directors whilst strategically heading up, controlling and monitoring the Purchasing department. Your core focus will be on the purchasing of all raw materials and services to maintain high standards, meet customer requirements and fulfill deadlines and targets. You will have the opportunity to develop and improve procurement strategy to deliver cost effective quality purchasing across the board. This role is of strategic importance to the company, and you will possess the aptitude and ability to progress this forward thinking organisation to the next exciting phase of growth and development. Responsibilities Purchasing of raw materials & services, direct & indirect. Responsible for a budget with a multi-million pound spend. Responsible for the whole procurement cycle. Drafting of terms & conditions. Preparation of invitations to tender, post tender negotiation & contract award. Manage and provide guidance to department staff. Processing invoices/purchase ledger. Requirements Previous experience as a Senior Buyer/Purchasing Manager. Ideally experience from within a fast paced manufacturing/engineering environment. Exposure to working with metal/sheet metal highly advantageous. Qualified/Part Qualified/accreditation level CIPS would be beneficial. Previous experience of managing/leading procurement teams. Track record of cost effective initiatives/improvements. Excellent communications skills. Able to build strong relationships both internally and with external partners/suppliers. Near Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. £25,000 - £35,000