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Senior Buyer (Manufacturing)

Senior Buyer (Manufacturing)

  • Location

    North West London

  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing, General Manufacturing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    ££ Competitive + benefits

  • Contact:

    Helen Darnell

  • Contact email:

    helend@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8967

  • Job ref:

    SB-081HD-986

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2019-04-12

  • Start date:

    ASAP

A leading FMCG manufacturer in North West London is currently seeking a Commercially aware Senior Buyer to develop partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Reporting to the Head of Operations the successful Buyer will possess strong negotiation, relationship building and communication skills. You will be responsible for ensuring best quality and availability of raw materials whilst achieving financial value for the business.

You will be used to working at a pace with a high level of autonomy in relation to decision making and implementing processes. This role will be responsible for an Assistant Buyer therefore leadership skills are key for this role.

Senior Buyer responsibilities include:
Price forecasting, sourcing and procurement of raw materials / consumables.
Directly and indirectly responsible for sourcing, negotiating and developing contracts for Raw Materials and Packaging
Keep the business up to date with market and product information.
Establish, develop and maintain excellent supplier relationships improving supplier performance.
Manage the price of commodities through strategic and low cost sourcing techniques.
Be involved in NPI along with key stakeholders in the business expanding the range and products.
Stakeholder management to improve visibility throughout, increasing margins and ensuring that multiple departments are in sync minimising risk and increasing overall performance.
Reduce stock write-offs to agreed minimum yearly level in liaison with the planning department.

Application via CV



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