Senior Buyer

£40,000 - 45,000 per annum

Are you an experienced Senior Buyer with a background in manufacturing, preferably within Rail, Aerospace/Aviation or other heavy engineering environments?

Ford & Stanley – The Rail Experts are recruiting a Senior Buyer for an international market leader in the Rail sector. The ideal Buyer needs to have leadership qualities as they will be supporting to grow a young procurement team.

As the Senior buyer you will be responsible for ensuring external and internal customer requirements for product sourcing to the supply chain are met in a timely manner, ensuring requirements for product pricing, quality and delivery are improved to meet business needs and targets.

This will be a home based role with occasional travel into the office in Newport.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Purchasing Manager in the procurement of all manufactured materials from the external supply chain.
  • Implement commodity strategies targeting productivity and supplier rationalisation for direct material.
  • Request and analyse quotations, negotiate prices and select suppliers.
  • Lead meetings with suppliers and maintain strong relationships with the supply base.
  • Be full conversant with compliance.
  • Other ad-hoc duties and work on special projects when required.

Essential skills and experiences:

  • Must be from a manufacturing background
  • 6 years + strong purchasing and supply chain background
  • Track record of supplier performance improvement in all aspects of QDR – Quality, Delivery & Relationship
  • Track record of cost reduction

Desirable skills and experiences:

  • MCIPS or CIPS qualified
£35,000 - £45,000

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