Buyer

Recruiter
Macildowie Associates Ltd
Location
Rugby
Salary
£25000.00 - £35000.00 pa + benefits
Posted
05 Sep 2017
Closes
20 Sep 2017
Sector
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
I am currently recruiting a Buyer on behalf of a large well-known organisation in the Rugby area. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a specific commodity range with a SKU count in excess of 2000, spend circa £5 million. As Buyer for this leading business, you will be required to proactively negotiate and drive best value in terms of cost, quality and service from suppliers throughout the lifecycle of each product. Joining a highly successful team, you will be given full responsibility and must maintain strong customer focus whilst achieving your objectives.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

- Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers to continually improve product supply options
- Support profitability through regular analysis and constantly identify risk and opportunities
- Make commercial recommendations and produce reports based on your analysis
- Negotiate with the global supply base to achieve the best cost prices and lead times
- Closely business partner with teams including the Finance, Sales and Supply Chain functions
- Continually review suppliers within your category against metrics of performance
- Bring new suppliers on board, including ensuring the relevant due diligence is performed
- Ownership of the supplier compliance programme (policies, regulations, governance and risk analysis)
- Process improvement in line with legislative standards, customer requirements and strategic objectives

The successful Buyer will have the following experience and attributes:

- Self motivated and able to work autonomously whilst also working co-operatively with the team
- Experience in a similar role and able to demonstrate strong negotiation skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and able to build and develop internal and externa l relationships
- Commercial awareness with the ability to recognise both risk and opportunity
- Seeking constant personal and professional development
- Exposure sourcing from a global supply base
- Able to talk through involvement of cost savings and process improvement

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