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Senior Buyer

  • Job reference: 920410
  • Location: Bonnybridge, Falkirk
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Office & Commercial, Purchasing
  • Date posted: 04/07/2018

My highly reputable maunfacturing client is looking for a Senior Buyer to join the team. You will report into the Purchasing Manager and do the following;

  • Developing and utilising supply market intelligence for commercial gain
  • Maximising supplier competition and collaboration opportunities as appropriate
  • Designing and implementing RFQ's, tenders and auctions as appropriate
  • Delivering target cost reduction and value improvement opportunities
  • Supplier commercial negotiations for defined commodities
  • Creating commodity strategies
  • Monitoring commodity price movements and maximising cost opportunities as a result.
  • Developing risk management strategies for specific commodities
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Ensuring effective management of key supplier performance
  • Identifying, introducing and developing new suppliers for commercial gain

You will preferably have the following;

  • The candidate should preferably have a professional qualification in Purchasing or Supply (such as CIPS) or a relevant business degree
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of procurement and commodity management in the manufacturing sector - including sourcing, commercial negotiation, supplier management and global sourcing is required
  • Excellent commercial & business acumen
  • Excellent supplier relationship management skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to convince others and influence outcomes.
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams to achieve business goals and objectives.
  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to plan activities, meet assigned schedules and achieve planned targets and objectives.
  • Good working knowledge of Materials MRP/ERP Systems

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