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Senior Strategic Buyer

Posted 6 February by Butler Ross Easy Apply Ended

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a global defence business who is seeking a Strategic Senior Buyer to join their team. They are a leader within their field and believe in enabling their employees to be the best they can be. Due to growth in this exciting new role the Strategic Senior Buyer will be involved in the end to end procurement process with some key involvement in strategic sourcing and proactive supplier relationship management both on and off supplier sites. The successful individual will also have the opportunity to gain management experience by mentoring junior members of the team.

Key Responsibilities of the Strategic Senior Buyer:

  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and advanced procurement techniques/tools
  • Excellent commercial skills with the ability to analyse and negotiate best-value agreements
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage stakeholders' expectations at a variety of levels
  • Individual who thrives on challenges, and has experience working within a fast paced procurement function
  • Direct experience of the control of suppliers
  • Proven Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) skills
  • Proven Contract management skills
  • Understanding of related disciplines/departments within a design and manufacturing environment
  • Capability to develop ingenious and creative solutions to complex problems

Personal Specification of the Strategic Senior Buyer:

  • Proven Commercial and Contract Management skills
  • Data literate with strong analytical skills
  • Highly motivated, determined, and committed individual with a proven record of achieving cost saving targets/objectives
  • Ability to work assignments without significant/appreciable direction
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications
  • Flexibility to travel as required
  • Mechanical (fabrications/machined items) and Electrical (box-build, cables, components) buying experience
  • Supply chain experience in the defence environment
  • Experience in the various phases of the product lifecycle from proposal capture, programme start-up, development, production, sustainment and end-of-life
  • Flexibility to work at different levels of sub contract complexity (off the shelf, build to print, MOTs, and design to specification)
  • Knowledge of the SAP ERP system
  • Bachelors' degree in a business/scientific/technical discipline
  • Knowledge/experience of process improvement methodologies

Benefits the Strategic Senior Buyer can expect to receive:

  • 9 day fortnight working weeks - effectively every other Friday off
  • 25 days holiday
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension up to 10% from employer
  • Contribution to gym membership
  • Salary sacrifice for child care vouchers

This role would also suit you if you have held a role as a Senior Buyer, Category Manager, Category Specialist, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Specialist, Sourcing Manager, Sourcing Specialist, Commodity Manager, Commodity Specialist or Procurement Manager.

Required skills

  • Senior Buyer
  • Commodity Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Category Specialist
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Purchasing Specialist
  • Sourcing Specialist
  • Commodity Specialist or Procurement Manager

Reference: 34409622

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