Strategic Buyer

Posted 1 week ago by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Easy Apply

Strategic Buyer | £40,000 | Based in Alfreton

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join our recently expanded procurement team in Nottinghamshire. You will perform procurement activities, specialising in category management.

Main responsibilities

  • Pro-actively monitor spend, commitment and savings; recommend, implement and monitor sources.
  • Use the tender process to select the most compliant and cost effective sources for the business, ensuring quality and performance guarantees.
  • Produce, maintain and monitor supply agreements which mitigate business risk and secure the best price, quality and performance.
  • Manage a portfolio of categories, undertaking sourcing initiatives and cost saving programmes as appropriate.
  • Manage Supplier Performance.
  • Communicate with suppliers and internal customers in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Offer support to the Senior Buyer, Procurement Manager and Head of Procurement as instructed; in order to ensure the department targets and objectives are met

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Buying role
  • Preferably experienced in a manufacturing environment
  • Educated to degree level or MCIPS qualified or working towards
  • Dynamic and able to cope with pace and change
  • Flexible

The benefits:

  • You will be rewarded with a very competitive basic salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension and life assurance
  • A blend of training, including e-learning and on the job training to help with your career development
  • Shares - the option to join a share save scheme and share in the company success

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