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his role involves overseeing project timelines and budgets, collaborating with various teams to ensure smooth operations, and leveraging data to optimise processes for efficiency and success. It requires strong communication skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to adapt swiftly to evolving demands within a dynamic environment.
Purchase goods and services from current vendors including awareness of demand forecasts and risk whilst establishing long term supplier relationships.
Procuring materials and services, managing supplier relationships while ensuring cost-efficiency and quality standards are met.
A Buyer is required, to start as soon as possible, for an ongoing contract to potentially permanent position based in Sheffield. The role is based on site 5 days and will pay c£20 per hour (c£35k salary equivalent)
Join a company that helps you achieve your potential working with a range of suppliers all over the globe.
An exciting opportunity to join a fast growing global business as their Buyer, based at their Preston site. This opportunity would suit a Buyer with experience of Purchasing from overseas suppliers who is looking to progress their career at a business with a great culture.
Hands on role with lots of breadth working with BOMs with suppliers worldwide.
This role is responsible for an array of categories, IT, Labour working as part of a close knit team.
The Buyer will also be responsible for strategically overseeing assigned and self-initiated improvement projects, specific commodities, the associated supply base, and the entire product life cycle from sourcing to post-sale support.We are looking for an ideal candidate who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, exemplifying resilience, a can-do attitude, and outstanding problem-solving abilities.
Join our clients innovative manufacturing team as a Buyer and play a vital role in ensuring a seamless supply chain that fuels our production excellence.
To act as a vital point of contact for Procurement activities. Provide day to day support on administration activityensuring the smooth operations of the team across various procurement disciplines
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A global leading industrial manufacturer based in Leicestershire, who have established themselves as a true player within industry, looking to bolster their high-performance team with another Senior Buyer.
This role will be to the purchasing of various packaging materials, while supporting the Head of Procurement with the overall procurement strategy. You will work cross functionally with a range of internal stakeholders and develop key relationships with external suppliers. Based in Hertfordshire, they offer flexible & hybrid working.
Strategic Buyer for a leading UK Food Manufacturer, suitable for someone with food/ FMCG experience who is looking to take ownership of the raw material category.
A fantastic opportunity to join Northumbria University as a Category Buyer
An opportunity to lead an exciting category within a manufacturing giant who have estblished themselves as a true player within industry.
The Senior Buyer in Dublin City Centre, will be responsible for providing inputs and executing the procurement plan and activities in the businesses Category Management, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement.
A brilliant opportunity for a procurement professional with a background in manufacturing to join a market giant and push their career forward.
You will contribute to creating the procurement strategy and selecting the supplier, negotiate the best deal, agree the contract, and then manage the contract ensuring that we have a high performing supply chain.
My client is a PE backed organisation going through a period of growth. They are looking an indirect buyer to join their expanding procurement team.
Responsible for overseeing the entire material planning process, starting from purchase requisition and concluding with customer invoicing. Additionally, providing assistance for internal customer service queries. Establishing inventory parameters and targets, and guaranteeing timely inventory replenishment by generating purchase orders.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and analytical support to the Buyer, as well as taking on purchasing responsibility for certain categories.
The role is responsible for creating effective sourcing strategies that best meet stakeholder needs, as well as the project management of the related sourcing initiatives that are required to implement the strategy and ensure that the expected benefits are realised.
I am working with a great client of mine to appoint a successful Senior Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis! This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody with procurement experience to really excel their skills.
This job will require the candidate to set up an entire function from scratch- communicating with both internal and external stakeholder to merge the contracts and suppliers into one singular function managed by the candidate.
You will be accountable for end to end management of their portfolio including sourcing and contract management. Working with stakeholders to understand and challenge demand, set sourcing strategy, deliver events from market engagement through to award and drive value through contract management.
This role will be part of the commodity strategy team. You will undertake analytical work, looking at factors that affect pricing, the reporting this back to the relevant teams and sourcing managers. You will work directly with a wide range of stakeholders from finance, procurement, quality and marketing, to ensure they have the relevant information for each commodity. 2 or 3 days in the Hertfordshire office
You'll have responsibility for the execution of the procurement & supply management operating model aligned to group strategies. This is a great opportunity for you to join the team and make the role your own and prove yourself within a large and successful organisation.
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Are you a buyer looking for your next challenge? Michael Page can help. We work with top employers across the UK to connect talented candidates with the perfect buyer jobs for them.
Whether you’re just starting your career or are a seasoned professional, we can help you find the right buyer jobs to match your skills and interests.
The buyer job description involves researching, evaluating, and purchasing merchandise to resell to customers. A wide variety of companies across various industries employ professionals in buying jobs, from fashion brands and supermarkets to tech retailers and B2B construction companies. This merchandise can be re-sold to customers at retail or wholesale companies.
This means buyer jobs can also vary significantly, depending on the area the professional chooses to work in. No matter the industry, however, the role of buyer is a vital one: any business’ profitability can be affected by the success of their buying team.
Professionals in buyer jobs are tasked with selecting new products. They must research trends and the market to deduce which items will be a hit with customers. This involves analysing reports, finding the right suppliers, reacting to consumer demand, gathering customer feedback, and predicting future sales.
Buyers must also negotiate prices with merchandisers to ensure the buying decision is cost effective, and build and maintain these business relationships. Buyers are also expected to attend trade events
Other aspects of buying jobs involve logistics and finance such as stock control, budgeting and ensuring products are delivered on time.
Professionals who are new to buying may start out in assistant buyer jobs, reporting into a senior buyer.
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We have a variety of buyer jobs available across the UK, from junior to senior level positions. Whether you’re interested in working in fashion, technology, or ecommerce, we can help you find the perfect job to match your skills and interests.
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There are a number of pathways to becoming a buyer. It helps to have a degree or professional qualification in a relevant retail or business subject, such as marketing, fashion, textiles, or media - however this is not essential. It is possible to start in an entry level retail position and work your way up to the post of buyer.
Successful buyers have a wide range of skills. To begin with, they must thrive in high-pressure, fast-paced workplaces. They also need the flexibility to adapt to any situation that may arise. A passion for retail is essential, as is the ability to negotiate and network, and the vision and commercial awareness to spot the next big thing. Teamworking, organisation, and multitasking will also help anyone in a buyer role. Finally, they must be creative, but also be comfortable working with numbers and technology.
A buyer works within a retail business to research, evaluate and purchase merchandise. They must be capable of negotiating competitive prices for merchandise, and have the foresight to predict customer trends. Buyers also make decisions regarding existing stock. Whether a retail business is successful or not can depend heavily on the buying talent it has in house.
It certainly helps to have retail experience before applying for buying jobs. Even having a part-time weekend job will demonstrate your interest in the industry to future employers - and it will give you an invaluable feel for the retail environment.
If you’re a buyer looking for your next opportunity, Michael Page can help. Our team of experts can connect you with the best employers in the UK, and help you find the perfect buying job to match your ambitions. Submit your CV today to take the next step in your development career.
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