Senior Strategic Buyer

Job Title: Senior Strategic Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Clevedon
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: 2021-06-28
Reference: BH-379
Contact Name: Aaron Halls
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 29, 2021 11:30

Job Description

Senior Strategic Buyer
£35,000 - £45,000
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer – Strategic for a permanent position based in Clevedon.
The salary will range from £35,000 - £45,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will be:
  • Creating and implementing a supply chain strategy across an allocated commodity which supports the business needs on cost, quality, on-time delivery and new product introduction.
  • Actively manage supplier portfolio, supporting the requirements of the Clevedon facility on lead time reduction, mitigating risk to seeking ways to continuously improve.  
  • Manage allocated NPI and A&D projects to meet customer specification.
  • Achieve cost reduction targets.
  • Identify outsourcing opportunities where there is cost / efficiency savings compared to in-house manufacture.
  • Communicating and providing support to the Operational Buying Team as required.
  • Able to deal with customers, external and internal to a high standard.
 The successful candidate will have:- 
  • Must have previous experience working within a procurement environment
  • Experience working within a manufacturing/production/engineering environment
  • A good understanding of how to optimise the supply base adding strength, responsiveness and flexibility to core suppliers.
  • Extensive experience in a Procurement function supporting a busy manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of evaluating outsourcing projects and value engineering / value added projects.
  • A good level of computer literate skills.
  • The skill to manage time as effectively as possible, constantly reassessing priorities throughout the day.
  • A knowledge of SAP, which is desirable.
  • A thorough understanding of ‘Request for Price’ tendering.
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements.