Role details

Senior Buyer

Kent   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Buyer - GLobal Brand
  • Global Brand in Kent looking for a Senior Buyer

About Our Client

Our client is a global leader in their industry. With a mutli-million pound turnover, now is a great time to join this business!

Job Description

The role:

  • In conjunction with Global Sourcing, develop and implement Global Sourcing Strategy
  • Develop analytical framework of commodity requirements
  • Develop commodity and supplier strategic sourcing plans identifying cost saving opportunities
  • 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, including value added innovations, lead-time reduction, delivery, flexibility, quality improvement and utilise where appropriate supplier scorecards
  • Support on-going product development and cost reduction efforts by partnering with suppliers and Sales, Marketing and Operational departments to develop mutually beneficial strategies
  • Apply relevant Company policies, procedures and controls to meet audit requirements and provide training to colleagues or Departments where necessary.
  • Analyse, research and report on market data, global influences and market moves that impact the business, assessing competition and seeking cost effective alternatives
  • Provide strategic support to Supply Chain Committee
  • Provide assistance, cover and support for Procurement Manager and other team members.

The Successful Applicant

The candidate:

  • Procurement or sourcing background
  • Strong commercial acumen, including contract negotiation
  • SAP experience desirable
  • Good understanding of Quality and SHE system
  • Strong analytical skills

  • Exceptional influence and communicator

  • Good problem solver

  • Clearly demonstrates initiative

What's on Offer


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