Senior Buyer

West Bromwich, UK
13 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
MBP is the UK's leading independent stockist of doors from all major suppliers, and a market leading manufacturer of standard and bespoke fire doors, doorsets and glazed screens. Based in the heart of the West Midlands and with several locations throughout the UK, our distribution network has all door, glazing and joinery needs covered.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Buyer to manage new and existing commercial contracts, and drive vender performance through quality and cost reviews, conduct tendering and investigate alternative sources to secure cost savings within the business.

Additionally, as Senior Buyer you will manage the full life-cycle of the procurement process, including tendering, negotiating, contract award, and management.

Key responsibilities (including but not limited to):
  • Managing existing commercial services and contracts. Including but not limited to: utilities, I.T suppliers, insurance, communication, fuel, plant and machinery.
  • Providing comprehensive support to the Commercial and Operations manager
  • Working alongside the Facilities manager
  • On boarding of new commercial suppliers and managing their KPI's
  • Corresponding with key suppliers and business partners
  • Reviewing, negotiating and securing cost saving on business
  • Coordinating supplier bids and contract renewal dates
  • Dealing with supplier enquiries and bid progression
  • Managing budgets and having responsibility for assigned capex

Minimum Qualifications / Experience required:
  • Previous experience with figures
  • Experience negotiating contracts
  • Previous experience working in procurement or purchasing environment
  • Strong analytical and questioning skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills

Key behavioural competencies:
  • Professional and approachable manner
  • IT literate
  • Ability to prioritise workload and multi task successfully

Additional skill requirements:
  • Legal background would be beneficial but not essential

If you would like further information, the full job specification or to apply, please contact Alexandra


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