Senior Buyer

Undisclosed Company
South Yorkshire, Sheffield
£28000 - £30000 per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2021
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£28,000 - £30,000

Sheffield based

My client is an established manufacturing company with over 100 years in trading, who after recent growth plans are looking to recruit a Senior Buyer.

This is an exciting time to join for someone who wants to progress within their career as the company are in the process of developing a completely new structure within their procurement team, so ideally you will have plenty of ideas to share and can contribute to implementing new processes.

The Role:

  • Develop and maintain the procurement strategy, working individually to begin with as a Senior Buyer with scope to grow the procurement team
  • Improve efficiency, control costs and monitor performance
  • Working closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Operations and Logistics to understand business requirements and continue supply chain
  • Ensuring projects and stock control levels are met on time and in budget
  • Managing stock within the main Warehouse, ensuring it is up to date and correct at all times
  • Responsible for authorising stock movements between the 4 sites within the group
  • Managing the overseas supply chain process: ensuring lead times are met with freight forwarders/movement of containers
  • Maintaining a keen eye for new suppliers which offer better cost savings/lead times
  • Developing relationships and handling negotiations with suppliers in the Far East and India.
  • Working directly with stakeholders to develop a robust supply chain and implement the overall Supply Chain strategy for the business including creating and managing budgets.

The Person:

  • You will have a proven background in procurement and supply chain management preferably within a manufacturing environment
  • Ideally have experience sourcing materials and finished product from the Far East or India
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the import process working closely with freight forwarders to ensure product arrives OTIF
  • You will posses exceptional communication & negotiation skills with experience in sourcing products from all over the world
  • Able to carry out data analysis to identify issues and/or opportunities for improvements, as well as identifying new sources of supply for the business to deliver cost savings.

This vacancy is being managed by Kim Ford at Manpower UK

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