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Temporary Buyer (Immediate Start Available)

Job Description

Buyer / Senior Buyer (3-6 Month Contract) - Immediate Start Available

Are you an experienced Buyer / Senior Buyer ready to step into a position where your contributions matter from day 1?

My client is an established industrial manufacturing business with innovation and customer focus at the heart of everything they do. Independently owned and with operations in over 40 countries across Europe, Asia, America and Russia they are driven by quality, efficiency, reliability and stability.

Our client is looking to engage a pro-active Buyer / Senior Buyer for a 3-6 month period. Reporting to the Head of Procurement you will be experienced in driving price and cost reduction, whilst maintaining strong supplier relationships.

Buyer - Main Responsibilities:

  • Raise and amend purchase orders via SAP as required by MRP.
  • Initiate savings initiatives and work towards set annual targets.
  • Champion process improvements to enhance efficiency.
  • Negotiate prices.
  • Handle formal tender preparation via RFQ and NPD processes.
  • Maintain material pricing on SAP.
  • Compile monthly Vendor Rating reports.
  • Monitor OTIF expectations of the supply base.
  • Liaise effectively with suppliers, addressing queries and concerns promptly.
  • Provide detailed and timely responses to customer concerns.
  • Communicate effectively across all levels within the organisation.

Buyer - Skills & Experience

  • Assertive and confident with exceptional communication skills, especially over the telephone.
  • Strong background in negotiation and proven cost savings.
  • Organisational skills, self-motivation, and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Working towards or possessing the CIPS Post Graduate Diploma (Desirable)
  • Buying experience within an industrial manufacturing business (Highly Desirable).
  • Excellent IT skills.