Senior Buyer - Kidderminster, Worcestershire, United Kingdom - Eden Blake Procurement & Supply Chain Search

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    Are you a purchasing professional looking for a new challenge with a growing business that is evolving its purchasing function to a more strategic procurement one? Do you have a background delivering great savings and material/parts availability in a manufacturing setting? Want to work for a business that will invest in your ongoing personal development through recognised industry qualifications? Can you get to the Kidderminster area daily? Then read on

    Skills, Experience, Qualifications, If you have the right match for this opportunity, then make sure to apply today.

    What's on Offer?

    • ???Base salary of £40,000 to £45,000
    • ???CIPS support/funding
    • ???4% matched pension contributions
    • ???Private medical cover after probation
    • ???Employee assistance programme offering a range of benefits such as free prescriptions and dental fees)
    • ???25 days holiday plus statutory holidays
    • ???Working hours Mon to Thurs 8am to 4:45pm and Fri 8am to 12:15
    What will you be doing?

    You'll be supporting the Purchasing Manager in the delivery of both strategic and operational purchasing activity across the business, covering both direct and indirect areas of spend, totaling around £8m - core commodities include raw materials (such as steel, aluminium and stainless steel), machined parts and fabrics. You will be providing purchasing support and expertise to a wide range of internal stakeholders, advising on best practice and promoting adherence to purchasing policy and the utilisation of approved suppliers. You'll led on contract/price negotiations to maximise value for money and manage supplier relationships to create a positive, mutually beneficial balance - most of these suppliers are UK based so you'll be expected to get out and meet with them in person to further the relationships. As the business continues to grow, you'll help develop and drive the strategy to evolve from a predominantly transactional, reactive purchasing function to a forward thinking, strategic procurement operation.

    Who will you be doing it for?

    You'll be joining a successful SME manufacturing business that has grown significantly over recent years both organically and through acquisition. They expect to continue this growth path over the coming years and offer the opportunity to have a genuine input into the growth and evolution of the purchasing function. They support ongoing personal development through recognised industry qualifications such as CIPS, as well as coaching and mentoring internally.

    What do you need to bring to the table?

    To be successful in this role it is expected that you will be able to demonstrate the majority of the following skills and experience:

    Previous experience in a purchasing role, ideally within a manufacturing environment, that incorporates supplier identification, selection, negotiation and relationship management

    Strong commercial awareness and able to evidence previous savings delivery

    Intermediate Excel/Word/PowerPoint knowledge

    Excellent communication and rapport building skills with both internal and external stakeholders

    Willing and able to commute to the facility in Kidderminster on a daily basis, with additional travel to other company sites and suppliers when needed

    Able to manage multiple concurrent projects and prioritise

    If the above sounds like the next step in your already successful career, and you'd like to learn more, apply today with a copy of your CV, LinkedIn profile or whatever you have for immediate consideration – every application is reviewed by a person, and everyone will get a response, it's the least you deserve.