01952 299844

Buyer, Telford

Circa £35000 - £40000 per annum + Enhanced package | Ref: AA24396

Contract: Contract

First advertised: Wednesday, 24 Nov, 2021


Amanda Anderson

Area: Telford

Job type: Contract

Salary: Circa £35000 - £40000 per annum + Enhanced package

Reference: AA24396

Date added to website: Wednesday, 24 Nov, 2021


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join an established global manufacturing business at an exciting stage in a period of transition. Although this is a fixed-term contract, it is hoped that once towards the end of the transition, a longer-term opportunity will transpire for the right individual.  

This company boasts an exceptional reputation within their industry and also as an employer of choice within the region.

Their vision and values as a business demonstrates their commitment to their employees, customers and the industry as a whole.

The Buyer will be responsible for:

  • Oversee and manage Indirect (with the opportunity to incorporate direct) procurement categories
  • Formulate, negotiate and manage supplier contracts including development and management of appropriate SLA's
  • Support and manage internal stakeholders in their procurement needs and provide an efficient and purchasing process for internal requirements
  • Research and source new potential suppliers and manage the supplier introduction process
  • Evaluate supplier efficiency and manage any potential risks in contract delivery
  • Participate and lead procurement benchmarking and market insight activities
  • Work towards cost saving targets and be responsible for monitoring price variances and increases

The successful candidate will fulfil the following criteria:

  • A strong background in a full-cycle purchasing role is essential
  • Experience managing indirect categories is essential – experience in managing both direct and indirect would be preferable
  • CIPS Level 4 or above would be advantageous but candidates qualified by experience will also be considered
  • Strong analytical skills and able to work in data-driven ways
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel with the ability to utilise analytical functions

The application process:

We will carefully consider your details and advise you if we're able to progress with your application within 72 working hours. If you do not hear from us within this time your details won't be retained. So, if you're not successful on this occasion, do continue to respond to future roles we advertise. In the meantime, all good wishes and continued success with your search for employment.