Senior Buyer

Location
Bristol
Salary
GBP40000 - GBP45000 per annum +
Posted
04 Oct 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Ref
13864328/001
Contact
Ben Neamuthkhan
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Senior Buyer will take ownership of Raw Materials for manufacturer, the company has built a strong supplier base in the UK and Europe but it would be beneficial if Candidates have worked with suppliers in the far east previously.

Client Details

Our Client is a rapidly growing Consumer Goods company based in Bristol, with the recent success of it's E-commerce site the business is now shipping products worldwide.

Description

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  • Manage supplier relationships, including supplier selection, development, negotiation and management of contracts and monitor compliance with Supply Contracts, Agreements, Terms and Conditions
  • Ensure suppliers have a continuous improvement philosophy
  • Support on-going product development and cost reduction efforts by partnering with suppliers, Sales & Marketing and Operational departments to develop mutually beneficial strategies
  • Responsible for all Raw Materials sourcing activity on new and existing product lines, to include plastics, metals, rubbers and textiles.

Profile

The successful Candidate will posses

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role
  • Strong analytic skills with the ability of creating dashboards and reports
  • CIPS accreditation
  • Exposure to suppliers in both Europe and Far East
  • Solid understanding of ERP
  • Cost down approach

Job Offer

40k-45k + Benefits