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Senior Buyer

Posted 9 August 2017 by REED Procurement & Supply Chain Easy Apply Featured Ended
Reed Procurement are currently recruiting for a tenacious Senior Buyer to innovate, add value and deliver best in class procurement practices and be responsible for sourcing, negotiating and buying, taking in to account price, quality and timely delivery to ensure continuity of supply.

There will be a strong emphasis on supplier relationship management from implementing first-class sourcing strategies to establishing effective strategic relationships with suppliers to help successfully drive the business forward

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Sourcing, negotiating and buying in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets

Ensuring continuous supplies and communicating any supply problems which may pose a risk or have an impact on business operations

Monitoring market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers

Developing ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement

Negotiating contracts, improving prices and terms of business with suppliers

Mentoring and coaching the Assistant Buyer to enhance their career and professional development

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Negotiating and influencing skills

Good Communicator

Confident, rounded thinker

Assertive, optimistic and open to change

Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure

This role will suit an individual who working with a smaller and intimate business where cultural fit is important.  The individual will need to work well as a team whilst also being able to hold the necessary soft skills to implement process change and to obtain internal stakeholder engagement.

Equally the individual will have an eye for process improvement and the ability to implement processes and commercial arrangements with suppliers.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 32632682

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