Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Procurement and Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £47000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Niall Gilligan

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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Senior Buyer - Direct



Up to £47,000 pa

Gleeson Recruitment Group are proud to be working exclusively with a manufacturing client based in Birmingham who are currently expanding and looking to take onboard an experienced Buyer to cover all direct categories, which will vary depending on the business needs. This is an exciting time to join the organisation as they look to centralise all their procurement and will require individuals who have previously helped to implement processes within a business that is currently going through change.

Main Duties:

  • To support the business in delivering key strategic plans and targets through the delivery of professional, value add purchasing solutions resulting in the most cost-effective use of all spend with suppliers for own brand products
  • Management of suppliers for specific product categories of spend
  • Prepares periodic tenders to ensure cost is regularly benchmarked
  • Negotiates at SKU level and leads the negotiation of yearly agreements with suppliers
  • Works with Nexus, international buying group to improve supplier terms
  • Works closely with Product Director and Product Managers to deliver the company's own product expansion plan
  • Identification of sources, lead selection process and work closely with product management, pricing and supply chain to implement and onboard new suppliers
  • Develop suppliers and manage yearly process for supplier improvement
  • Monitor and report monthly supplier turnover value and volumes and lead key activities to improve cost and performance at a supplier level
  • Arranges yearly factory audits and leads performance improvement actions at supplier level
  • Creates and maintain procurement policies and procedures and legal/ regulatory requirements

If this is an opportunity that you could be suited to, then please get in touch at or submit your CV

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