July 12, 2021
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Our client has an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Senior Buyer – you will be joining a market leading organisation, with ambitious plans for growth and a fantastic culture.

They are a long standing, family-owned engineering business specialising in the design and manufacture of street furniture, shelters, covered walkways and playground equipment.

As part of their continued success and growth, they are looking for a tenacious and professional Senior Buyer to join their dynamic Purchasing Department.

What’s on Offer?

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Profit share bonus
  • Friendly work hours, 8:00am – 4:30pm (Monday – Friday)
  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus 8 bank holidays
  • Free on-site parking
  • Pension plan
  • Vibrant team which is rapidly expanding

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer:

  • Purchasing of products, using direct operational and strategic methods
  • Manage and build strong relationships with suppliers
  • Developing processes to achieve increased efficiencies with the procurement process
  • Negotiating best price for products and services to achieve the best possible profit margin whilst maintaining quality standards in terms of delivery performance and material quality
  • Negotiating with suppliers with regard to cost and performance
  • Working towards achieving the departmental KPI’s alongside the existing team and also working on your own initiative where required

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Previous experience in similar Senior Buyer / Procurement / Supply Chain role
  • Commercial awareness is essential, both in terms of costs and also impact on sales deliveries
  • Ability to use and understand MRP system and the demands which it creates
  • Excellent rapport building skills – able to build new, and manage existing supplier relationships
  • Experience in offshore procurement would also be beneficial
  • Previous buying and/or project costing experience gained within the steel fabrication industry, however the right candidate will be trained where necessary
  • Ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team

What’s Next?
Don’t miss out! If you have the drive and skillset to hit the ground running in this new Senior Buyer role, APPLY NOW for immediate consideration.

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