Buyer / Procurement Manager

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will have overall responsibility for all procurement and buying activity across our manufacturing division and beyond

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Setting up and managing new supplier agreements
  • Liaising with suppliers and negotiating terms
  • Supplier Audits / Ongoing supplier scoring and management
  • Produce and manage a purchase strategy
  • Work to a year on year cost saving target
  • Consolidating spend
  • Rationalisation of the supplier base
  • Introducing robust processes to ensure you are maximising cost saving opportunities
  • Managing costs and identifying opportunities for savings
  • Ensuring Service Level Agreements are in place and managing suppliers against this
  • Providing reports to the board as requested
  • Communicating at all levels and dealing with end of end purchasing, including all administrative tasks

Measurements / Deliverables:

  • Cost saving target

Skills/abilities and Aptitude:

  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Analytical in your approach
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Ability to influence at all levels and drive best practice

Experience (Essential/Desirable):

  • Minimum 3 years procurement experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Experience of working with international suppliers would be advantageous
  • Ability to negotiate and agree contractual terms

Qualifications (Essential/Desirable)

  • CIPS Qualification
  • Graduate Calibre
  • GCSE Maths


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