We are recruiting for a Senior Buyer to join a client of ours based near Barnet. This is a permanent, full-time Monday - Friday position offering a negotiable salary and excellent benefits. You will be expected to strengthen the current skill base within Procurement to maximise on profit and cash flow by providing a lead role in the purchase of strategic commodities and facilities. Also, to provide advice and guidance to more junior members of staff in the departments. If you have experience working in Purchasing and Procurement and are looking for a new career, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.
Duties of this Senior Buyer will include but are not limited to:
Procurement of assigned key and strategic commodities of materials to meet the Manufacturing Programme at best value and to the given quality levels
Maintain a balanced level of inventory against the Manufacturing Programme
Meeting the make-to-order requirements of the Operations Business whilst minimising inventory exposure use of supplier owned consignment stock
Identify and recommend global sourcing opportunities
Contribute to and provide leadership in value streaming improvement programmes as required.
Contribute to new product introduction projects as required
Providing support and advice to other members of Procurement team relating to best practice of the Procurement activity
Any other tasks associated with this role as required by the needs of the procurement and logistics manager.
Negotiate various site facility contracts on an annual basis and to budget.
Meet all KPI's set for the department by the manager in terms of on time delivery, MPV and PPV.
To be fully aware at all times of the commodity costs and values of base materials and currencies.
Benchmark all suppliers at least once per annum to ensure best cost.
Be fully aware of the difference between price and cost.
Build relationships with our approved supply chain.
Identify, qualify and recommend alternative suppliers for commodities for which you have responsibility.
Work closely with the quality and supplier development team to ensure 100% quality of procured goods and services.
Skills, Experience and Qualifications required to be considered for this position:
HNC or equivalent in business related subject
CIPS membership or studying for CIPS membership is desirable
Experience within a purchasing role at Senior Buyer level
Demonstrate experience of MRP, kanban, contract law, negotiation and working within a change culture organisation
Demonstrate experience of working within teams
Very good communication skills
Has a "can do" attitude to solving problems
Possesses drive, initiative and flair in order to anticipate and take appropriate action to maximise profit and cash
Possesses the desire to recommend and implement change within the supply chain
Willingness to travel on company business both in the UK and abroad at short notice.
Due to the nature of this business, you will be required to be a British Citizen with a minimum of 5 years traceable history. Should you be interested in this Senior Buyer position and have experience working in a similar position please apply with your CV. If your application is successful you will be in contacted within 7 days