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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £43000.00 - £47000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Phil Pitman

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:

    01 June 2024

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Senior Buyer
£43,000 - £47,000

Yolk Recruitment is excited to present an exceptional opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join a dynamic manufacturing business that leads its field. You'll play a lead role in a team of buyers and assistant buyers, supporting with guidance to others in addition to your own hands on activities, and will benefit from playing a role in shaping the strategic direction of procurement, seeing your ideas realised with further opportunities to develop your career ahead.

This is what you'll be doing:

  • Develop and execute procurement strategies aligned with company objectives.
  • Ensure timely delivery of components to operations, in collaboration with S&OP planning.
  • Manage supply chain data, analyse key performance indicators, and report findings.
  • Identify, assess, and negotiate with potential suppliers, ensuring favourable terms and onboarding.
  • Nurture relationships with existing suppliers, overseeing performance and issue resolution.
  • Expedite deliveries from vendors as needed.
  • Conduct market analysis to identify trends, risks, and opportunities.
  • Collaborate across teams to understand requirements and provide procurement solutions.
  • Procure raw materials, components, and necessary goods.
  • Lead vendor auditing processes.
  • Monitor inventory levels and track deliveries for on-time receipt.
  • Evaluate supplier performance and ensure contractual compliance.
  • Identify and implement cost-saving measures in procurement processes.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and product developments.
  • Attend project progress meetings.
  • Maintain accurate procurement records.
  • Drive adoption of supply chain processes and procedures.
  • Participate in necessary training activities.

The experience you'll bring to the team:

  • Proven purchasing experience in a fast-paced engineering manufacturing environment.
  • Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS).
  • Membership of an appropriate purchasing professional body.
  • Business finance and negotiation skills
  • Advanced Excel knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Commercially awareness, financial understanding and cost control.
  • SAGE X3 experience is advantageous

And this is what you'll get in return:

  • Competitive salary
  • Professional training and development
  • Career opportunities in an expanding business
  • Exposure to a complex supply chain, project management and the opportunity to develop your experience working on strategic projects.
  • A secure future with a long-standing business with sustained growth ahead

Are you up to the challenge?

If you're an experienced Buyer, Senior or Lead Buyer or Manager looking for career opportunity in a dynamic, growing company, apply now!

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.

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