Senior Buyer job at Zenith People

Senior Buyer

Posted 2 weeks ago

We are working with our global manufacturing client in their search for a Senior Buyer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the sourcing of goods in a sustainable and timely manner alongside maximizing financial performance and efficiency to gain a competitive advantage over competitors. If you are looking to join a employer of choice, please get in touch.


The role responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement plans to achieve continuous improvement of purchasing Strategy across the business
  • Identify, evaluate and develop suppliers to meet the current and future needs of the business
  • Identify areas of risk in the supply chain, effectively prioritise, develop and implement plans to mitigate such risks
  • Reporting of KPI’s, analysis and development of improvement plans
  • Develop our supplier relationships and ensure >80% of the location spend is covered by Strategic Procurement Agreements which are managed and controlled in line with EBI requirements.
  • Manage supplier performance by way of recognising both positive and negative achievements and communicate effectively to promote the pursuit of excellence and best practice both internally and externally
  • Continuously benchmark suppliers, analyse pricing trends and utilise cost models to defend against price increases, achieve price decreases and best total cost of ownership solutions
  • Effective and timely project management and coordination of Supply Chain activities relating to NPD, Engineering changes and Cost Reduction to the point of production implementation
  • Regularly review KPI’s to identify areas for development to improve the performance of the Supply Chain function
  • Promote the use of PH connect with suppliers to improve visibility of key performance indicators
  • Monitor and report Supplier Quality, Delivery and Cost performance to create and implement improvement plans across the Division
  • Monitor and report Purchase Price Index (PPI) to create and implement improvement plans across the Division


The person we’re looking for:

  • Business or engineering degree ideally with CIPS or equivalent professional qualification
  • Proven experience in manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures and standards
  • Knowledge of inventory and replenishment systems
  • Previous negotiation skills experience
  • Excellent IT and analytical skills
  • Project Management experience
  • Understanding lean tools and techniques
  • Understanding of Contract Law


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering and Manufacturing
Salary£40,000 - £45,000

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