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Senior Buyer

Posted 6 March by Recruitment Solutions (Folkestone) Limited Easy Apply Ended

A new role to develop, run and lead the way we buy raw materials and products. Working closely with the Product Design Team, the China Sourcing Team, Head of Warehousing, Head of Manufacturing and the Director of Sales and Marketing to manage the stock inventory and drive savings through improving stock oversight and availability, building relationships and partnerships with suppliers and low cost countries.

Key requirements:

  • Background in purchasing raw materials from low cost countries
  • At least 5 years professional buying experience in related industry FMCG/Manufacturing based in UK and subject to UK legislation
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Competent and knowledgeable MRP user for buying
  • High analytical ability and capable of working with data
  • Understanding of production planning, material supply and NPD
  • Identify and resolve conflicts with critical component shortages
  • Thorough understanding of supply chain and logistics and distribution network, ensuring quality, availability, legislation (audit, modern slavery, trading standards, FSC, sustainability)
  • Previous team leading experience, managing change, inclusive, approachable and motivating
  • SAP skills/experience would be desirable
  • CIPs qualified/member an advantage

Working Monday to Friday 0830 - 1700

Occasional international travel will be required.

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Required skills

  • Buying
  • Production Planning
  • Raw Materials
  • Supply Chain

Reference: 34618532

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