Senior Buyer

  • Job Reference: 941791044-2
  • Date Posted: 11 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Headturner Search
  • Location: Malvern, Worcestershire
  • Salary: £37,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Working closely with the Operations Manager, this role will take full responsibility for all Operational procurement & supplier management activities. Ensuring excellent quality, service & cost effective spend.


Managing a large portfolio of suppliers

Sourcing and negotiating with existing suppliers, challenging prices where relevant

Ensuring suppliers adhere to quality, service, and best practice initiatives

Participate in cost down initiatives with production & logistics

Optimize stockholding volumes to balance cost/space/working capital

Managing performance of the supplier base

Initiating RFQ, product enquiries and specialist project work

Procurement of standard and non-standard bespoke items

Carrying out supplier benchmarking activities

Reporting to Operations Manager and management team on key metrics, with statistical analysis

Support the business with development & execution of procurement strategy. Focus on risk mitigation & continuous improvement.

Maximizing profitability and minimizing risk to the Business

Supporting stock control and administration activities

Manage procurement forecast to ensure correct supply of goods

Managing supplier quality to understand root cause and eliminate reoccurrences.

Manage Assistant Buyer, providing coaching & guidance

Reviewing technical specifications for materials, components, or equipment, working alongside the Engineering department where required.


Previous procurement experience

Previous experience in Manufacturing Procurement environment desirable

Experience of MRP systems & MS Excel essential

Excellent communication skills, both verbally & written.

Be able to work well as part of a team, but also use their own initiative.

Confident working in a fast paced and deadline driven environment

Methodical & Analytical with a high attention to detail Influencing and Analytical skills

Flexible in approach, able to learn from others and personally continuously improve.

Prepared to continually try new initiatives to gain benefit

This vacancy is an exclusive arrangement that has been agreed with the client. Speculative applications will not be considered.