Buyer (Manufacturing

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  • Sector:

    General Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £40000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paul Bradley

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8943

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

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Due to continued growth and expansion, a leading FMCG recycling / manufacturing business is seeking a Buyer to join their expanding purchasing team. Reporting to the Group Lead Buyer, you will be the sole Buyer for site and will work with full autonomy to provide an efficient and cost effective procurement service for the business, ensuring that value for money is achieved.

Summary of Buyer key responsibilities:
  • Local Representative of the Group Purchasing Team responsible for support and implementation of those sourcing categories lead by Central Purchasing into the local Business Unit, aligned with the Global Business Objectives
  • Undertake the sourcing of materials and services at the right price, right time and right quality
  • Ensure company procedures and standards are maintained as well as SOX requirements
  • Liaise with suppliers for all aspects of the procurement process; monitor supplier performance ensuring approved suppliers provide the highest level of service.
  • Identify new suppliers, agree terms and negotiate supply agreements where appropriate, including discounts and volume rebates
  • Contractor evaluation and management skills, understanding of required documentation
  • Ensure that all operational procurement activities are being conducted in the most cost efficient manner to reduce the number of orders being raised and transactions required.
  • Undertake Supplier Visits proactively and report findings to the Business
  • Control and manage Operational and Capex spend currently administered by site Engineers
  • Identify and deliver cost savings across all areas of site spend and benchmark with other client sites
  • Deliver targeted cost savings month on month and seek value added solutions with key suppliers
  • Promote best Purchasing practice across the Business and manage the purchase to pay process effectively 
  • Awareness of Market forces and Supplier issues communicating effectively to the Business any cost and risk factors
Buyer Profile:

You will have strong and proven negotiation skills and ideally a minimum 3 years experience as a Purchasing Professional. Ideally you will have experience within an MRO manufacturing environment.

CIPS Qualification or demonstrating working towards qualification would be an advantage.

Commutable from: Lincoln, Brigg, Scunthorpe, Scampton, Doncaster, Grimsby, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

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