Head Buyer

Express Recruitment
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Express Recruitment are proud to be working alongside a market leading national online retailer who are currently seeking a Senior Buyer to join their expanding, dynamic team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success and the ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Purchasing of all goods and materials according to cost and time delivery targets
  • Communicating any supply problems to ensure continuous supply of goods
  • Cutting costs where possible via market analysis
  • Assessing market trends and competitor activities to ensure best performance
  • Contract negotiation to ensure the best price for the organisation
  • Managing a tendering process for suppliers
  • Creating and developing new procurement processes
  • Chairing meetings and briefs with Senior Managers where required
  • Providing a consistent approach to all suppliers within the business
  • Assessing all propositions from suppliers and attempting to get the best deal possible.
  • Ensuring that all current rules and regulations are adhered to and remain in constant contact with regulatory bodies to know about new limitations

Skills/experience required:

  • Strong experience in a senior procurement role
  • Effective relationship building skills and evidence of working with key stakeholders in the business
  • Experience working with budgets and cutting costs
  • Open attitude towards working with others and having an open approach with the team.

This is an opportunity for a forward thinking person to join a market leading company and develop a career in an exciting and challenging working environment.

If you know you have the required skills and experience and would like to find out more please apply now.

Unfortunately we are unable to contact all candidates due to the large volume of applications we receive. If you have not heard from a consultant within the next three days please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to apply for other suitable roles in the future.

This vacancy is being advertised by Express Recruitment Limited. The services advertised by Express Recruitment Limited are those of an Employment Agency