Role details

Senior Buyer

Northamptonshire   •   £35,000 - £40,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Buyer - Automotive / Manufacturing
  • Direct Procurement

About Our Client

Our client is a dynamic manufacturing organisation based in Northamptonshire.

Job Description

The Senior Buyer for this manufacturing organisation in Northamptonshire will be required to:



Major Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute towards the Purchasing Policy and Strategy.
  2. To manage a specific portfolio of suppliers to lead and drive a balanced overall improvement in Quality, Cost and Delivery.
  3. Lead and manage the commercial negotiations with suppliers.
  4. Supporting full and correct Supplier Selection, Negotiation and Nomination Processes.
  5. To develop and implement specific cost reduction programmes to achieve set targets for material cost reduction.
  6. To develop and implement strategies to provide year on year benefits to the business in terms of retained profit.
  7. Utilising cost and comparative analysis techniques to achieve lowest total acquisition cost for products and services.
  8. Implementing specific sourcing strategies to meet changing needs in the Europe supply chain.
  9. Maximising supplier's contributions to the new product development process and continuous improvement initiatives.
  10. Participate and support global Purchasing Excellence activities.
  11. Reporting performance to the Procurement team.
  12. Ensuring key purchasing data is correctly maintained and up to date on the Company's ERP system.
  13. Ensuring all relevant supplier information for specific suppliers is maintained and up to date.

The Successful Applicant

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Relevant professional qualifications including CIPS or similar
  2. Experience of £1m+ contract negotiations with new and incumbent suppliers
  3. Experience of cost reduction programmes and good understanding of manufacturing cost drivers to drive costs to optimum levels
  4. Experience of Purchasing strategies to meet business goals in order to drive the business forward
  5. Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  6. Strong verbal reasoning and persuasion skills

What's on Offer

Available to successful candidates is £35,000 - £40,000 + Benefits

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