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Strategic Buyer

Melksham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 22, 2024

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Full Time
A global and growing Engineering company based in the Melksham area is currently recruiting for a Strategic Buyer to join their established procurement team.

Reporting into the Procurement Manager, your role is pivotal role in optimizing procurement processes, ensuring cost-effectiveness, and contributing to organizational delivery success. Your responsibilities will revolve around sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing quality products and materials.

You will be joining a company with a unique set up and very good prospects for progression and development. The staff well being is at the core of this business, hence you will be rewarded with an excellent benefits package including:

- Half day every Friday

- Hybrid working - 3 days in the office

- 10 % annual bonus, guaranteed

- 25 days hols + bank hols

- 7% pension,

- cycle to work

- health pay back

- additional £400 attendance bonus / year

  • Understand the organization’s purchasing requirements and align them with strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify procurement needs.
  • Collaborate and identify group protocol, tools and requirements.
  • Conduct thorough market research to identify quality products and materials.
  • Select suppliers based on best practices and organizational requirements.
  • Analyse trends to make informed buying decisions.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers.
  • Negotiate pricing, quantities, and delivery timescales.
  • Monitor supplier performance against metrics (price, quality, delivery, and customer service).
  • Strategy Development: Collaborate with suppliers to align product offerings with organizational goals.
  • Point of Escalation for Supplier Issues: Act as the primary contact for resolving supplier-related challenges and disputes.
  • Evaluate risks associated with procurement decisions.
  • Make informed choices to optimize cost, quality, and service.
  • Coordinate with inventory teams, management, and stockrooms.
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders.
  • SAP or similar, MS Office: Be able to extract relevant data from SAP systems and create meaningful reports for decision-makers.
  • Implement automation solutions within SAP processes.
  • Streamline repetitive tasks, enhance efficiency, and reduce manual effort.
  • Analyse procurement data, track key performance indicators (KPIs), and present actionable insights.

Key Competencies:
  • Tenacity - Influence and cajole a result when others give up.
  • Commercial Awareness: Understand market dynamics and industry trends.
  • Negotiation Skills: Ability to negotiate effectively with suppliers, including contract management.
  • Decision-Making: Make informed choices under pressure.
  • Analytical Skills: Analyse data and trends for strategic decision-making.
  • IT Proficiency: Utilize procurement software and tools.
  • A background in manufacturing/ Engineering / Electronics is desired

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