Senior buyer

Posted 10 January by Barclay Meade
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The senior buyer will be directly responsible for their own group of suppliers which collectively contribute to the company turnover. The buyer will also be required to identify through market research and industry analysis new opportunities in order to grow and expand your sector. The senior buyer will be required to participate in any company projects representing your sector. This role would suit someone with buying or product management experience and particularly where you have negotiated with suppliers

Location - Andover

Salary - Competative (plus strong benefits including a company car)

The roles and responsibilties of the senior buyer will be -

Manage and motivate staff

Ensure that the annual trading terms are negotiated and agreed (in conjunction with the Head of Purchasing)

Accountable for agreeing and signing off all purchase orders raised by the Stock Controllers/Assistant before they are sent off to the respective suppliers

Accountable for ensuring that the Central stock turnover target is met based on an agreed target with the Head of Purchasing and Chief Executive.

Managing suppliers through KPIs and supplier meetings

Maintaining market competitiveness at all times.

The ideal candidate for this role will have -

Previous retail/shop or buying experience with responsibility for own suppliers

Some experience in a similar role in reviewing competitor information and analysing data and presenting findings via reports and presentations for all levels of the business

Previous buying experience which must include negotiated terms contracts, understanding promotional calendars and forecasting/planning tools

Some experience of sourcing new business opportunities

Some experience of project work

Previous negotiation experience

Ability to manage and motivate a small team

Advance level Microsoft 2010 Excel

Intermediate level Microsoft 2010 PowerPoint

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

Required skills

  • Strong strategic procurement experience

Reference: 37000749

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