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Senior Buyer

Job reference:
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Job type:
Automotive, Purchasing and Supply Chain

Senior Buyer




As the Senior Buyer, you will be responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendors. The Buyer will be able to perform operational procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and manage the purchasing process from RFQ to delivery.

Duties of the Senior Buyer:

- Assist with the implementation and execute the global purchasing strategy locally for the business.
- Negotiate and manage suppliers on lead-time, cost and quality to obtain the maximum benefit for the business.
- Actively review the supplier base to ensure consistency with the businesses changing requirements.
- Track and report key functional metrics to reduce cost and improve effectiveness.
- Ensure commercial and contractual compliances in all the procurement transactions.
- Assist with the purchasing requirements throughout the company regarding consumables and maintenance parts.
- Utilisation of SAP and other internal purchasing systems.

What you will need for the Senior Buyer role:

- Experience working as a Buyer in the Automotive, Engineering or Manufacturing sector.
- MCIPS qualified or working towards.
- Previous project or bespoke item purchasing desirable.
- Demonstrated supplier management and negotiation skills experience.
- Working experience of using SAP.


We are immediately sourcing suitable candidates for this role. If you are interested please apply with your CV and covering letter, along with confirmation of your current notice period and salary expectations. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted prior to submission with further details. However, should you wish to discuss your application in the meantime, please contact Justin Wainwright on 01268 889267 or 07711 156281