Strategic Senior Buyer

GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum + Car, Excellent Package
09 Sep 2020
09 Oct 2020
Rhys Brown
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Full Time

Strategic Procurement Senior Buyer - FTSE 100 Multinational

FMCG Manufacturing

North - West London

£45k- £55k + Car + Excellent Package


One of our most prestigious clients, a market-leading FTSE multinational within the FMCG space is looking to continue the expansion of its best-in-class procurement function by bringing on board an ambitious Senior Buyer to cover the external manufacturing category on a European scale.

This role is an unparalleled opportunity for a bright, enterprising, and strategically minded procurement professional to join a company which offers exceptional benefits and room for progression internally. The role will sit within the fast-paced European procurement team who manage an extensive portfolio of third-party manufacturers covering predominantly raw materials and co-packing.

The key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of European level sourcing strategy, managing crucial projects, taking the lead on major cost-reduction programs, and ensuring robust supply chains
  • Owning the full end to end procurement process, as well as benchmarking existing supplier performance and presenting performance indicators to senior internal stakeholders
  • Building strong and lasting relationships with external manufacturers, predominantly suppliers of packaging and raw materials across multiple product lines
  • Liaising with a wide range of internal stakeholders and teams, including marketing, legal, research and development teams to source suppliers for NPD's and effectively manage the existing portfolio
  • Ensure consistent regulatory compliance, maintaining internal quality standards and effective commercial delivery

The key Criteria for this role:

  • Strong academic track-record, degree educated and CIPS qualified (desirable)
  • Minimum 4 years' experience within procurement in a fast paced, FMCG or manufacturing environment.
  • Experience specifically managing external manufacturing supplier's desirable
  • Excellent stakeholder management, project management, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Full unrestricted right to work in the UK

This position would be based remote for the foreseeable future due to COVID, however this forward-thinking company offers a degree of flexible working as and when the company returns to the workplace.

This opportunity is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious procurement buyer looking to take the next step into a highly regarded and instantly recognisable global brand.

To apply or find out more please send your CV to

Key words:

Procurement, sourcing, strategic sourcing, direct procurement, raw materials, FMCG, manufacturing procurement, buyer, senior buyer, CIPS, supply chain, London, Berkshire, home counties, Greater London

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