Senior Buyer

Posted 24 January by Bristol Industrial Featured
Senior Buyer required to join an expanding manufacturing company based in Clevedon, to cover all aspects of managing and developing the supply base to support standard production and commercialisation projects
  • £37,000 - £41,000 per annum
  • 37.5 hour per week contract
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holiday
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Ample parking and subsidised canteen on site

About the role
  • To ensure that a defined range of suppliers are capable of meeting Supply Chain requirements with respect to material supply of components, on time and in a responsive, consistent and cost effective manner. This will be based on measuring compliance with operational service level agreements, and will involve using available tools, maintaining and publishing performance data
  • Oversee all aspects of managing and developing the supply base to support operational needs. Taking in to account price, quality, and delivery ensuring continuity of supply throughout the lifecycle of the product.
  • Contact suppliers and resolve high level issues regarding price, quality, delivery or payment.
  • Visiting/assessing and Setting up new suppliers - Create/Negotiate contracts and terms of business
  • Creating exit plans for poor performing accounts
  • Travel to suppliers within the UK and overseas as and when required, sometimes at short notice.
  • Manage/support implementation of Engineering change requests on critical or difficult parts.
  • Provide close support to operations management for production material supply. This will involve leading structured review meetings with a range of disciplines to identify problems and corrective actions.

An ideal Buyer will hold the following skills and experiences
  • Must be an accomplished and experienced purchasing professional with extensive experience in a similar position.
  • Ablity to read engineering drawings is essential
  • Experienced user of Microsoft packages essential i.e. Excel/Word/Outlook/Power point
  • Qualified or working towards CIPS qualification preferred.

To find out more, please apply online with an up to date CV or give us a call on and ask for Bethan

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Reference: 34309962

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