Indirect Strategic Buyer


£38k - 40k per year


Sector: Manufacturing
Function: Purchasing & Supply Chain
Contact: Natalie Smith
Phone: 01384 446130
Job Ref: 67357

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Are you an experienced buyer specialising in indirect purchasing? Are you looking for a new role with a corporate brand, offering excellent working conditions, growth and development? If so, get in touch with me, I would love to speak with you! 


To develop and improve the way in which our client purchases Indirect goods and services. Purchasing Supervisor e To negotiate costs and other terms effectively in line with department objectives, procedures and company direction.


To identify, recommend and implement cost reduction opportunities. Purchasing e Agree standards and KPI's with supplier in line with stakeholders, with agreed monitors and escalation routes. Control ordering process for Stores.


  • To be responsible for negotiating the lowest total acquisition costs for indirect goods and services whilst maintaining agreed levels of quality, delivery performance and customer satisfaction.
  • To assist department staff in accordance with the company policies and procedures.
  • To identify and recommend suppliers for new / existing requirements in order to meet cost reduction targets and remove consistently poor performing suppliers.
  • To monitor commodity market trends in order to provide the base information required too conduct effective strategic supplier negotiations.
  • To assist in the drafting of purchasing contracts between new / existing suppliers for consideration and approval.
  • To control and improve ordering process for stores.
  • To co-ordinate and manage effectively the release, progressing and replies to quotations with - recommendations and proposals.


  • Manage implement projects via the use of SMART targets to pre-agreed budgets and time-plans.
  • Enforce Health & Safety as it applies to the Company's operations.
  • Support and liase with the departmental Manager on personnel issues with respect to conditions of service, rate of pay, appointments and terminations according to our current Company handbook and relevant policy.
  • To be accountable for the departments use and maintenance of all plant, building and equipment.
  • To assist with the departments training in the broadest terms.
  • Ensure the company's disciplinary and working procedures are adhered to as stated in our Company's manuals, policies, contracts and handbook, compliance with SOX and other international standards.
  • To assist in the development of a continuous improvement and co-ordination in the department
  • To be responsible for the security of the department's area.

Hours: Mon - Thurs 8am - 17:15am, Friday 8am - 12pm 

Salary: £38,000 - £40,000


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