Senior Buyer

GBP40000 - GBP55000 per annum +
19 Sep 2017
19 Oct 2017
Michael Stevens
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The senior buyer will be supporting the large-spend projects operation of the business with responsibility and coordination of strategic sourcing activity, tendering, negotiation, contract implementation and project buying services, covering a range of categories.

Client Details

Based in Oxfordshire, my client is a widely recognised industry-leading manufacturer, supporting a number of prestigious blue chip clients.


  • Leading the full procurement process across multiple large-spend projects (managing the full project lifecycle)
  • Working closely with all key stakeholders to ensure project timelines and budget constraints are met
  • Developing and negotiating project tender packages, preparing contracts and procurement services
  • Analysing quotations, leading negotiations, all in order to develop robust, commercially competitive package bids
  • Analysing tenders for compliance with project requirements, creating and analysing cost comparisons and providing supplier recommendations
  • Working in consultation with the project management team to develop and implement the project procurement strategy
  • Assembling and issuing contract documentation and service level agreements
  • Reviewing market place to determine potential alternative products, technologies and suppliers
  • Building, maintaining and managing supplier relationships
  • Assessing and evaluating suppliers and contributing to performance reviews


  • Experience in a purchasing or logistics function preferably within an engineering delivery / project related industry
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative and to work well under pressure, particularly to customer's service level requirements
  • Effective written and spoken communication
  • Ability to deal with external and internal clients at all levels
  • Ability to drive forward company policies and procedures

Job Offer

£40,000 - £55,000 + package

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