Purchasing and Procurement

Senior Buyer

£40000 - £50000 per annum + plus bonus & excellent wider benefits

Mauchline, East Ayrshire

MRD Recruitment is hiring a Senior Buyer for my manufacturing client based in Mauchline. My client offers a hybrid working model and is passionate about flexible working. The Senior Buyer will report directly into their Head of Procurement. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, customer and people centric Senior Buyer to join an energetic team and provide leadership and ensure operational excellence. My client offers a hybrid working model and is passionate about flexible working.

As Senior Buyer based in Mauchline, you will play a crucial role in development and implementation of category strategies. My manufacturing client, based in Mauchline is looking for a dynamic Senior Buyer, who is passionate about procurement and can create and implement new processes. My client offers a hybrid working model and is passionate about flexible working.

Key responsibilities.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of category strategies, ensuring they meet the needs of key stakeholders.
  • Source, select and negotiate a supply base within areas of responsibility to meet current and future business requirements.
  • Set budgets and demonstrate cost management, via trend analysis.
  • Negotiate and implement Supplier Service Level Agreements to deliver best advantage to the Supply Chain.
  • Lead cross functional teams during tender activities to achieve required result within quality, cost and lead time targets.
  • Manage supplier performance in collaboration with internal stakeholders to ensure business needs are being met.
  • Identify cost reduction initiatives and support implementation.
  • Support delivery of Marketing and NPD projects
  • To deliver the financial budgets for procurement for the business.
  • Spend analysis – collecting spend data; cleansing the data; categorising the data; analysing it for the purpose of understanding spending trends and identifying saving opportunities.
  • Undertake tender and price benchmarking activity.
  • To identify and follow through on the value engineering opportunities in line with agreed annual and pipeline targets.
  • To demonstrate total cost control via analysis and report PPV discrepancies monthly identifying root cause and tracking trends.
  • Develop and maintain cost basket tracking methodology.
  • Weekly invoice review and approval.
  • Lead supplier quarterly business reviews (QBRs)
  • Develop and deliver supplier improvement initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Supplier Performance Management
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to further develop SLAs to deliver best value to LLG.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • 3-5 year’s experience in a procurement role ideally within FMCG industry or a fast paced environment
  • Ability to quickly develop meaningful stakeholder/supplier relationships.
  • Proficiency with systems, including MS Office suite in particular MS Excel and knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Highly process and compliance focused.
  • Ability to create and implement new processes.
  • Proficient problem solver who can see problems in the future and course correct to avoid them.
  • Highly refined communication skills to enable stakeholder management across all levels of the business.
  • A self-starter with high levels of energy, tenacity and “can do” attitude.

Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH211_1693827846
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + plus bonus & excellent wider benefits
Salary From: £40000
Salary To: £50000
Job Industries: Purchasing and Procurement
Job Locations: Mauchline, East Ayrshire
Job Types: Permanent
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