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Senior Buyer

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    £40000 - £50000 per annum

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    Jemima Khan

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    +44 (0) 207 247 5747

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

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Role- Senior Buyer 
Salary- £40,000 - £50,000 per annum dependent on experience (please advise what you would be looking for)
Type- Permanent
Location- Bristol

My client design and manufacture electro-mechanical equipment for a number of different sectors. They are looking to take on an Engineering Buyer, on a permanent basis, in the Bristol area.
The Senior Buyer will ideally have the following attributes:

  • Formal qualification in Engineering (HNC/ HND/ Degree) or have the equivalent work experience with transferable skills
  • Previous experience of contract and cost negotiation and reduction
  • Be confident in developing professional relationships
  • Being able to read from electro / mechanical engineering drawings
  • Any experience within Project Management is desirable
  • CIPS qualification is an advantage but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Be able to work well alone as well as part of a team

The Senior Buyer role will involve:

  • Managing and developing the Supply Chain to cost and delivery targets for components and products
  • Working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Identifying areas for continuous improvement
  • Achieving personal annual cost reduction targets
  • Managing a supplier portfolio
  • Minimizing inventory
  • Establishing key relationships with stakeholders
  • Managing the implementation of supply chain projects
  • Identifying suitable suppliers for manufacture of components
  • Negotiating preferential commercial terms

If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up-to-date CV as soon as possible, along with your availability and your salary expectation.