Senior Buyer

Posted 02 March 2023
Salary £40000 - £45000 per annum + perks
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameChris Quinn

Job description

Vickerstock are working in partnership with a manufacturing company supplying to the global market on the appointment of a Senior Buyer/Procurement Lead.

If you are an experience Buyer with a minimum of 3 years experience working in a fast paced, manufacturing environment, this could be the perfect move for you!

This role will offer you an opportunity of progressing to Supply Chain Management / Procurement Management within 2 years.

What's in it for you?

  • Starting salary of up to £45,000

  • Full private healthcare cover

  • Flexibility to work from home

  • 40 hour week with flexitime Mon - Thurs and early finish on a Friday

In your new role:

  • Report directly to the Supply Chain Manager

  • Sourcing materials from local and global suppliers

  • Building strong relationships with new and existing suppliers, securing supply contracts to achieve best commercial terms and contracts

  • Purchasing consumables, non-production parts, supplies and equipment

  • Expedite open orders from suppliers

  • Develop strong working relationships with Engineering, Production, Planning, Sales & Finance departments

  • Monitoring ongoing spend against annual budgets and reporting Finance

  • Lead the purchasing team through prioritisation of tasks and planning orders of raw materials and parts to meet production schedule

  • Train new team members on the expected standards and procedures in purchasing

  • Overseeing order book and on-time delivery

  • Managing inventory levels and stores

  • Liaising with transport companies for global shipping

  • Updating and maintaining purchasing scorecards and reports

  • Review of invoices to ensure accuracy with the Finance team

What you will need to succeed:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in a procurement/buying role within a fast paced, manufacturing environment

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • High level of attention to detail and the ability to work to strict deadlines

  • Must be highly proficient in all Microsoft Office packages

For a confidential conversation on how Vickerstock can support you with your next move, get in touch with our Supply Chain specialist Chris Quinn today.