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Buyer / Senior Buyer

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Buyer / Senior Buyer - Sheffield - Capital Equipment Manufacturer

About The Company & Role

My client, a leading manufacturer of Capital Equipment, are currently looking to recruit an experienced Buyer / Senior Buyer. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established global manufacturing business and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to stamp their own mark on the position, making a continued improvement to their supply chain.

Buyer / Senior Buyer - Package Details

  • £28,000 to £36,000 DOE
  • Company Incentive Scheme (up to £2,000 per annum)
  • Pension Scheme (7.5% Employer Contribution) & DIS policy
  • Health Scheme Membership & Hospital Treatment Plan
  • 24 Days Annual Leave (rising to 27 after 3 years) + Statutory
  • Excellent Development & Career Opportunities
  • 5 Hour Working Week - Monday to Friday

Buyer / Senior Buyer - Responsibilities

  • Purchase goods, materials, components and services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact to the business operations.
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities.
  • Ensure a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships.
  • Develop relationships with internal stakeholders to understand future requirements as the business looks to further improve its product offering to meet customers' needs.
  • Help to develop creative and innovative procurement processes and implement KPI's to analyse & improve supplier performance.
  • Maintain records and documentation within the department to allow full traceability, resolve invoice queries and assist with MRP, when necessary.
  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities.
  • Develop relationships with internal stakeholders to understand future requirements.

Buyer / Senior Buyer - Requirements

  • Previous experience within the Manufacturing industry sector, ideally with previous experience of sub-contract manufacturing, fabrication and machining
  • Previous experience within a Manufacturing environment, ideally with previous experience of sub-contract manufacturing, fabrication and/or machining
  • Demonstrable experience of Supplier Selection / Management and Audit
  • Previous experience with MRP / ERP Systems
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Ideally educated to HND or Degree Level in an appropriate subject
  • Hold CIPS Level 4 Qualification - Desirable
  • Experience of Customs Import Procedures would be highly desirable