Senior Buyer

Elevation Recruitment
13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer for a local SME business based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with a reputation for quality engineered products. The Senior Buyer will form part of the procurement team and be responsible for purchasing materials, components and/or services consistent with the specified levels of quality, delivery, price and total cost.

The Senior Buyer will develop strong supplier relationships within the end to end supply chain for their portfolio to deliver a world class supply base for goods and services and demonstrate procurement excellence.

The Buyer’s duties will include:
• Manage and Develop best practices are embedded in the procurement function
• Lead cross functional group projects and report directly into the senior management team
• Continually manage the most profitable sourcing strategies for relevant product area, to maximise both cost and business efficiencies across all businesses and affiliated partners
• Manage the overall supplier relationship including identifying the best suppliers that fit with the company, negotiating prices, terms and contracts if required, ensuring product is always in the right place at the right time, for the right price
• Engage and utilise key technical experts within the business to ensure product quality, consistency and safety
• Manage key internal processes required for category such as cost data, inflation/deflation forecasts, annual turnover and income forecasts and market reports
Knowledge, Skills, Experience
• Demonstrable experience in buying Engineered Products, Forgings and Castings is a must
• Proven track record to manage a significant budget spend in conjunction with strong motivation to identify and deliver cost savings without compromising service levels
• Examples of negotiation and delivery of cost savings combined with a strong and logical commercial problem-solving abilities
• Strong planning and organisational skills with excellent time management and the ability to manage conflicting priorities
• A result's driven method of working and a strong desire to complete and succeed at all tasks
• A history of sound judgment in decision making and transparent thought processes
• Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels both internally and externally
• Must demonstrate understanding of category management, contract complexity and successful negotiation at a senior level
• Understanding of business objectives, levers, and customers

This is a great opportunity for a procurement professional to take on a permanent position as the business goes through an exciting period of change.

If you want to discuss this position in more detail, please call Carl Walker at Elevation Recruitment Group on (Apply online only) or 07710096840

Elevation Recruitment Group’s Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Procurement and Supply Chain positions, visit (url removed)

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