Chorley Permanent £30,000 - £35,000
  • A great opportunity within a global supply chain business
  • Strong supplier management & expert negotiation skills is essential in this role

About Our Client

A global supply chain business.

Job Description

As the Buyer you'll have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and Implement strategies on cost down initiatives
  • Represent procurement function in client facing meetings/presentations
  • Negotiate supplier commercials, contracts and supplier agreements
  • Negate supplier
  • Strategic spend analysis.
  • Supplier relationship management.
  • Resourcing activities.
  • Ownership of client's strategic needs.
  • Identify and mitigate supply and commercial risks throughout the implementation process.
  • Optimise project deliverables consistent with the expectations and objectives surrounding quality, service, cost and innovation.
  • Implement supplier rebates.
  • Record client gainshare and cost reduction using ERP.
  • Support operational needs as required.
  • Manage a complex and varied workload to ensure focus is maintained on key actions
  • Cross functional working.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate for the Buyer role will have the following key skills & qualities:

  • Experience in implementing commodity sourcing strategies.
  • CIPS qualified (or studying towards).
  • Running tenders and supplier benchmarking experience- engaging with strategic suppliers to ensure competitive commercial position.
  • Able to work efficiently to tight timescales in an environment requiring attention to detail.
  • Excellent commercial acumen.
  • Professional and Ethical in approach.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels across all media.
  • Demonstrable track record in managing direct relationships with major suppliers.
  • Good understanding of supply chain management and procurement, including best practise purchasing and sourcing tools and techniques.
  • Excellent grasp of commercial purchasing opportunities, contract negotiation and management skills.
  • Proven and experienced negotiator.
  • ERP or MRP functionality.
  • MS Office.
  • Willingness to travel/offsite working

What's on Offer

£30,000 - £35,000

Scope for personal development

Conor Hayden
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Phone number
+44 114 263 6015

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Consultant name
Conor Hayden
Consultant phone
+44 114 263 6015
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