Senior Buyer

Barclay Meade
Weymouth, UK
15 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A global electro-mechanical manufacturing business are recruiting for a Senior Buyer. Applicants need purchasing expertise gained in a manufacturing or engineering business, and have leadership experience or have the ability to manage staff.

The Senior Buyer will join a dynamic procurement team, within a fast-paced manufacturing environment. The Senior Buyer will be responsible for supporting new and existing projects into production, liaising with current suppliers to ensure they have capability to supply, and supervising a small team of Buyers.

This is a strategic procurement role, and the Senior Buyer will be challenged to drive vendor performance via quality and cost reviews, conducting tendering and investigating alternative sources of supply. This is a full lifecycle procurement role - the Senior Buyer will run the tender process, negotiate, contract award and manage.

Specific duties of the Senior Buyer will include:
  • Lead vendor management and supplier improvement activities
  • Lead tendering processes with suppliers, negotiating to conclusion and contract award.
  • Support to the Purchasing Manager on strategic business goals and wider procurement strategies
  • Work closely with engineering in regards to helping new products and projects into production
  • Day to day supervision of purchasing team.

Senior Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:
  • Purchasing experience within a fast paced manufacturing, or engineering environment
  • Good working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and Microsoft Office application
  • Strategic skills - supplier selection and negotiation
  • Experience of managing staff, or the ability to lead, mentor and manage
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills - supervise, mentor and engage stakeholders

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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