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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Senior Buyer

Croydon, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum

A leading global technology manufacturing company. Applicants need engineering manufacturing background and have purchased across electronic and mechanical supply chains.

Specific tasks of the Senior Buyer include:

  • To effectively source new suppliers for new parts and new services
  • Purchase parts for planned demand through MRP System
  • Prepare / issue requests for proposals, quotations, purchase orders to suppliers in accordance with operating procedures
  • Support complex / high value negotiations by gathering and interpreting data from existing suppliers
  • Identify cost saving opportunities
  • Liaise with internal customers, suppliers, and other departments to chase up / advise on progress of activities to achieve on-time delivery to required specification

Senior Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Procurement, Purchasing or experience as Buyer or Senior Buyer within manufacturing or engineering
  • Must have engineering / manufacturing background
  • High level of PC literacy; especially in Excel
  • Experience of an ERP system essential, Navision ERP system desirable (but not essential as training will be given)
  • Experience of initiating, negotiating, finalising and formalising product procurement
  • Knowledge of value chain management, as well as procurement and supply management
  • Ability to travel throughout the UK with some European travel
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