Senior Buyer

Posted 26 October by H9 Technical Recruitment
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H9 Technical Recruitment are currently looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to join a rapidly expanding design and build business based in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

This will be a permanent role, reporting directly into the Procurement Manager, and be involved in the procurement of a variety of materials for a number of major projects across the UK.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and negotiate commercial data and supply agreements
  • Support the operational supply function with problem resolution
  • Achievements of Company targets on cost control, quality improvement and lead time improvement.
  • Reduce the total cost of acquisition
  • Development of short, medium- and long-term commodity strategies.
  • Negotiate with current and new suppliers to achieve best prices and terms
  • Negate supplier inflation
  • Provide procurement support to the account management team
  • Work in partnership with internal stakeholders to achieve company goals
  • Cross functional working with Engineers, SQA, Planning and Supply Chain
  • Manage a complex and varied workload to ensure focus is maintained on key actions.

The successful candidate for the Senior Buyer role will have previous experience in a strategic purchasing role, ideally from a Civil Engineering, Construction or Process Plant background

Below is list desirable skills & qualities:

  • Experience in implementing commodity sourcing strategies
  • CIPS qualification
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to work efficiently to tight timescales in an environment requiring attention to detail
  • Excellent commercial acumen
  • Professional and Ethical in approach
  • Demonstrable track record in managing direct relationships with major suppliers
  • Good understanding of supply chain management and procurement, including best practise purchasing and sourcing tools and techniques
  • Excellent grasp of commercial purchasing opportunities and contract negotiation and management skills.

What is on offer?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to work at one of the most exciting, growing businesses in the region
  • Immediate start for the right candidate

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Construction
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • CIPS

Reference: 41247826

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