Senior Buyer

Response Personnel Ltd
Welwyn Garden City
15 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Buyer

Salary £33,437 per annum

Working 9:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday

We are looking for a Senior Buyer to join our client based in Welwyn Garden City.

Purpose of the role:

The Senior Buyer post is a key management appointment to help embed a modern and professional purchasing culture throughout the business and support the Head of Purchasing in implementing the organisation’s purchasing strategy.

The prime purpose of the Senior Buyer is to be responsible, in conjunction with the Head of Purchasing, for the delivery of the purchasing strategy that places customers at the centre of the business.

Main Areas of Responsibility:

* Translate the client’s purchasing strategy into robust plans and take responsibility for the implementation and delivery of all elements.
* Review product portfolios and pricing strategies in conjunction with the Head of Purchasing.
* Close management of KPI’s ensuring compliance with contractual arrangements and upward only improvement in results.
* Ensure the team delivers the most appropriate method for the procurement of goods and services through market knowledge of available purchasing techniques, understanding key market trends and developments and seeking ways in which these can reduce purchase costs and add value.
* Represent the business at key strategic meetings, with suppliers and customers, chairing meetings as appropriate. Guaranteeing that the interests of the business are represented and enhanced.

Experience - Required:

* A good general level of education is required. Purchasing experience and a professional qualification in procurement or management would be advantageous.
* Experience in using own initiative to identify areas for improvement and undertaking best practice by independently seeing implementation through to successful conclusion.
* Demonstrate good commercial knowledge and experience in procurement procedures and market positioning/strategies.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Demonstrate good negotiating skills and have the ability to challenge staff/management regarding working practices and how processes are managed.
* In depth knowledge of software packages such as Microsoft Office, in particular Excel.
* Manage and update databases, manipulate data, reconcile issues and produce information and reports as required.

Response Personnel, an independently owned company and experts in recruitment since 1997.Specialists in Permanent, Temporary and Contract recruitment within a number of niche divisions and industries, including: Commercial, IT/Telecoms, Industrial, Driving, Construction and Technical sectors.

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