Posted 1 week ago by Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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The buyer will have a variety of responsibilities including category management for a range of direct and indirect categories

Client Details

Our client is a globally recognised expert in their field.

Capitalising on one of the world's key issues at the moment - climate change and green energy - our client's products are unrivalled and at the forefront of technology in this sector.

Due to increasing work the procurement team are looking to expand and looking for 2 driven buyers to join them on this journey.


  • Category management for a range of direct and indirect categories
  • Prepare RFQ documentation and undertake tender exercises
  • Sourcing of new suppliers and undertaking relevant due diligence in line with company policy
  • Monitoring adherence to policy and procedure and proactively making suggestions for improvement where necessary
  • Analyse spend and review supply base with a view to reducing supplier base and seeking opportunities for cost savings
  • Conduct regular review meetings with vendors and maintain strong relationships with suppliers
  • Proactively carry out expediting and update systems with latest due dates
  • Working with our legal team to ensure correct T&C's in place for various suppliers
  • Review terms and conditions and negotiate with suppliers to achieve 'best deal'
  • Assist end users in creation of specifications
  • Supporting production team to ensure shortages are addressed and resolved in a timely manner
  • Placing orders through MRP system
  • Assist in shaping policy and continuous improvement of procedures to reduce waste and increase efficiency


  • Min 5 years buying experience in a manufacturing environment would be advantageous
  • Experience of managing own categories and proof of cost savings
  • Must have experience in relationship and key stakeholder management, be a confident communicator and be comfortable working with people at all levels across the business
  • Experience of supplier negotiation
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to think strategically
  • A commercial attitude to agreeing prices and terms
  • Willing to undertake further training/ongoing continuous professional development

Job Offer

  • Salary £30-35K DOE
  • 2 days office based, 3 days remote working
  • 25 days holidays + bank holiday
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working hours

Reference: 44341280

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