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Could your next role be as Buyer with a Salisbury based business that also work across the south and in London? In your new role you will be supporting buying of goods and services to meet operational requirements and strategic direction. The new Buyer will also ensure administrative and regulatory compliance with regard to Procurement and address deficits in current functional performance. This is a fixed term 1 year contract.

In your role as Buyer your key accountabilities will include the purchase of goods and services, taking into account price, quality, delivery and continuity of supply and liaising with vendors and user departments to provide a high degree of visibility (of relevant procurement information both general and specific) and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations, as well as:

  • Act as an ambassador for the procurement function by building, maintaining and managing supplier and user relationships
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and suggest cost reduction initiatives
  • Prepare reports and updates as and when required
  • Work closely with others in the procurement function to implement opportunities for continuous improvement in the function and business as a whole
  • Adhere to any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of self, staff and visitors
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Conducts negotiations to obtain highest feasible savings
  • Ensure close cooperation with Internal Customers to ensure customer care and early involvement

We'd really like to speak to you if you have experience in manufacturing or engineering or construction and if you are looking to develop into a more autonomous role.

You’ll be able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers, have good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills, be analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem-solving abilities.

Please apply with your CV or give Lynne a call for more detail and a full job description.

Permanent
16 August 2022
Supply Chain & Procurement
Buyer
Wiltshire, Salisbury
£30,000