Senior Buyer

Northampton Permanent
  • Join a global market leader in a Senior Buyer role - Far East sourcing
  • Progressive hybrid working environment - Northamptonshire based

About Our Client

Join and help my client to continue to win in the market through supporting the creation of category sourcing plans, identifying opportunities that optimise growth for my clients brands and its customers.

As Senior Buyer, you will be instrumental in delivering Sourcing & Supplier strategies to drive growth and improvements.

Job Description

  • Creating and developing a strategic long-term plan for the development of sourcing (predominantly Far East)
  • Analyse the market to assess the potential for new products and services
  • Leading the procurement strategy for the category and sourcing projects
  • Analysing data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends regarding the product and category
  • Developing an exit strategy for unsuccessful products
  • Building and driving relationships with key vendors to improve pricing, terms, and quality of service
  • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure maximum profitability
  • Create long term sourcing plan to drive continuous cost reductions / improved value

The Successful Applicant

  • Creating and developing a strategic long-term plan for the development of sourcing
  • Leading category management and sourcing projects to optimise ranges
  • Ability to negotiate to high standards
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to communicate at all levels across the business
  • Ability to analyse and develop accurate conclusions to support decisions based on key data
  • An understanding of the market and consumer insights and trends
  • Strong Excel skills and Proficient in other MS Office applications
  • Strong numeracy skills

What's on Offer

  • Flexible hybrid working environment (c. 3 days in Norwich or Northampton)
  • Life insurance
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday
Olly Warrington
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Phone number
+44 115 934 8701

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
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Consultant name
Olly Warrington
Consultant phone
+44 115 934 8701
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