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Senior Buyer

Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
£38,000 to £40,000
Job Type
13 Jul 2022

Salary / Benefits£38k-£40k + BenefitsContract Type: PermanentJob Elements

  • The purchase of goods and services at the most competitive prices, from sustainable sources to exceed operational requirements.
  • You will work as part of a wider purchasing team, dealing with suppliers across the UK, Europe, and Asia.
  • Drive Strategic Sourcing strategy for every core category of expenditure across the business.
  • Development and maintenance of supplier capability matrix
  • Cost reduction exercises on core lines.
  • Cost reduction exercises on non-stock purchases including utilities.
  • Determine the best sources of supply for each product or service needed by the company, based on price, quality, delivery time, and other criteria
  • Developing and managing relationships with suppliers to ensure that they provide high-quality products at competitive prices
  • Conducting market research to determine what products are in demand and how they can be marketed effectively

Qualifications / Experience

  • Previous experience working in a Purchasing function within a Distribution or Manufacturing Company.
  • Experience of working with Far East and European sources of supply.
  • Strong negotiator
  • An understanding of total cost modelling and cost breakdown.
  • Analytical, numerically astute.
  • ERP experience
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Product costing experience.
  • CIPS qualification is desirable.
  • Travel will be expected at certain times for supplier assessment.

Petrie Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers.

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  • Job Reference: 656830619-2
  • Date Posted: 13 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Petrie Recruitment
  • Location: Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
  • Salary: £38,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent