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Senior Buyer

  • Job reference: 928796
  • Location: Glenrothes, Fife
  • Salary: benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Buyers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 22/11/2019


Senior Buyer


Salary - competitive and attractive benefits

Location - Glenrothes, Fife

Our client, an established and successful Semiconductor Business is now seeking to appoint experienced Senior Buyer to manage their procurement activities in a stand alone role

Working closely with the Finance Team and managing an annual spend of £6 million, the successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of procurement within the company.

Candidate Profile

  • Demonstrable experience as a Buyer /Senior Buyer within a manufacturing environment; ideally within the semiconductor industry or alternatively within electronics.
  • CIPS (preferred)
  • Competent IT skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Positive attitude and able to forge strong relationships with internal and external customers
  • An inquisitive nature and thirst for knowledge of the business functionality
  • Strong problem solver and solution driven
  • Able to work on own initiative in this key stand alone role

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish a professional relationship with suppliers ensuring you work closely and are kept informed of any changes that may impact the business.
  • Working with the different areas of the business, you will challenge current practices, identifying improvement opportunities and implementing process changes.
  • Working closely with the finance team monitoring invoices and payments.
  • Negotiating with international suppliers, driving supplier reviews, audits and contract agreements.
  • The daily procurement tasks, obtaining quotes, placing purchase orders and analysing data in order to make appropriate sourcing decisions.
  • Monitoring and reviewing supplier KPI's, delivery and quality performance, and improving as required.
  • Identifying potential savings and implementing cost reduction initiatives for goods and services across the business.
  • Negotiating favourable payment Terms for the Business

Role Competencies

  • Ability to work with others in small teams
  • Ability to gain buy in form other team members
  • Have personal creditability with team members
  • Demonstrates knowledge and confidence in making decisions
  • Accepts responsibility for decisions made
  • Ensures actions taken prior to deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise projects and requests according to business needs
  • Ability to meet or exceed department targets
  • Presents ideas effectively through written and verbal communication
  • Ability to communication and understand contract terms/legal jargon
  • Keep up to date with the sector and monitor any changes
  • Ensure you work closely with the team on product development to ensure successful sourcing of supplies
  • Ability to analyse data and take appropriate actions

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.