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Date Added: Tue 17/08/2021

Senior Strategic Buyer

Waterlooville, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £35000 - £45000 / annually


Job and Competency Profile

Job Title

Strategic Buyer




Supply Chain



Reporting to

Head of Supply Chain



Job Vision & Values:

Responsible for the sourcing of assigned raw materials, packaging, goods & general services. To Lead the negotiation and ongoing management of purchase contracts and agreements. To operate within the wider Group business in order to leverage on opportunities for Global procurement savings and to purchase at lowest total cost.

Job Purpose:

Develop sourcing strategy for sector defining the current suppliers, a desired future state and provide and implement the strategy to reduce cost, supplier number and lead time whilst improving the overall service to Inovia International.

Drive supplier reduction process to less than 80 trade suppliers and 80% of spend with 20 suppliers by 2022.

Continue to develop supplier approval process uniformed with other areas of spend to align process and roll out.

Jointly approve suppliers in conjunction with QA and the management team to ensure all suppliers are risk assessed.

Lead supplier review process for top 20 suppliers with the support of supply chain, quality, production and management.

Reduce total cost of goods 5% YOY

Deliver lead time reduction project with the support of supply chain, through supplier improvements or buying better.

Support the costing process to ensure balanced sign off between planning, purchasing and quality is achieved.

Deliver 100% data accuracy for new product information loaded onto internal systems, EBQ, MOQ, Pan/ pack size, prices and lead times.

Reporting and Management Structure:

Reports into Head of Supply Chain

Key Responsibilities:

  • A solid understanding of supply base - Packaging & Raw Materials
  • Supplier management to ensure consistency of supply
  • Management of Supplier Review process
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