Senior Buyer

Posted 9 March by Nigel Wright Easy Apply

The Company:

Nigel Wright Supply Chain and Procurement Division is working exclusively with a market-leading manufacturer in Teesside to recruit a Senior Buyer. The role has been newly created to support significant, ongoing business growth.

The Role:

Reporting directly to the Head of Department and working in a team or 2 Junior Buyers, your key responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Supplier performance/relationship management against KPIs
  • Supplier development to support rapid growth
  • Close liaison and procurement support for NPI/Projects
  • Some sourcing, reviewing and onboarding of potential new supplier partners
  • Ensuring that current MRP is utilised to its full potential to maintain optimum availability - setting supplier forecasts and negotiating/monitoring supplier managed inventory
  • 20% travel to Asia
  • Close liaison with other key disciplines - Production, NPI and Sales
  • Mentoring 2 Junior Buyers

The Person:

The ideal candidate will be/have:

  • Fast-paced procurement experience from within high-volume manufacturing environment essential
  • Ability to travel to Asia (20%) for 2-3 weeks at a time
  • Ability to understand technical drawings would be beneficial
  • Experience of managing international suppliers - Far East desirable but not essential
  • Experience of electronic/mechanical components desirable but not essential
  • High energy, strong communicator and personable - Can do attitude, upbeat and positive
  • Problem solver - innovative, dynamic, flexible and hands on
  • Self-sufficient, self-starter who is able to multitask, prioritise and work efficiently

Should you wish to be considered for this exciting challenge within a dynamic, rapidly growing business, please send in your CV.

Reference: 34652166

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