One of our most prestigious international clients is seeking a pro-active and operational minded Senior Buyer to join their team in their Hatfield operation. My client has a nationwide presence across multiple sites and executes the very best customer experience at all times. They are looking for a Senior Buyer to manage Long term inbound suppliers performance, seek out cost saving efficiencies, continuously improving and supporting the supply chain KPI’s alongside managing poor performance of underachieving suppliers.
The role would suit someone with a background in managing suppliers and realising cost savings. Typically from a purchasing, buying, category buyer and or project management background.
The Senior Buyer will be responsible for working alongside key support functions, management and trading teams and third parties to ensure the high standards of the central planning team are consistently met and developed. You must have fundamental Knowledge of managing supplier’s long term performance, maximising efficiencies in the management of the supplier scorecard giving special attention to any poor performing suppliers. Whilst working with them in collaboration to realise continuous improvement and improve KPI results. In Return, you will be rewarded with a salary between of £40,000 - £45,000 plus fantastic pension’s scheme, private medical insurance, life insurance, free shares, share save and up to 33 days holidays including bank holidays!
Senior Buyer Job Role:
Delivery of multiple projects that vary in terms of complexity, scope and period.
Performance manage suppliers results to required levels
Typically managing 10 suppliers in anyone month to progress performance to an end goal
Building sustainable relationships with suppliers. Across the companies network of logistics centres
Hosting regular meetings with suppliers to review performance
Managing long/short term strategic goals which will produce cost savings and efficiencies across the operation.
Team Management (up to 6 people), Leadership and development reviews
Ensuring suppliers are abiding by clients supplier manual and adhering to inbound rules.
Engaging with other key departments to ensure inventory efficiency is met to department’s requirements.
Senior Buyer Key skills/ Experiences:
Be able to work in a fast paced environment with good background knowledge of FMCG and Commercial supply chain
Being able to build effective and strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders
A strong background in delivering and executing KPI’s
Excellent written and verbal skills
MS Office skills including Excel up to intermediate level ideally
A understanding of project management and or PM techniques / tools
Travel is required, so a driving license is beneficial.
Flexibility and adaptable to change
Able to work off own initiative
Excellent organisational skills
Senior Buyer Benefits:
Rewarding Salary £40,000 - £45,000
Generous Company Pension scheme
Free shares and share save scheme
31 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Service related holiday increase after 3 years (33days)
15% company discount
Job Stability with a growing company
Fantastic opportunities to be promoted within.
Nominated for best company to work for
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The Senior Buyer will possess a high degree of discipline together with a strong character and solid business acumen for this challenging, yet rewarding role. If you have experience within supply chain, buying, purchasing, supplier management and would like to work for a company that is vibrant, fun, challenging and be an instrumental part of its continued success then please apply TODAY!