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Senior Buyer 

adzuna-uk  |  United Kingdom  |  

United KingdomHigh St, Christchurch, BH23 1BN
Salary range:
£40,000.00 - £45,000.00 per Annum
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Full Time


Senior Buyer A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Buyer to join a specialist, market leading manufacturing company based in Dorset.

The company have an established record of accomplishment in manufacturing high quality engineering products for a variety of industries.

The Buyer will come from a previous buying/purchasing role within the manufacturing/engineering field and hold a CIPS qualification.

An understanding of an MRP System is essential, as well as a background in driving improvements to OTIF.

Senior Buyer Responsibilities: Maintain awareness of world markets and emerging material related issues in the industry and position the supply chain to flexibly respond accordingly.

Leverage supplier capabilities in product design, cost reduction, lead time reduction and customer satisfaction.

Work closely with the site supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams to proactively identify and develop external capability to support strategic out-sourcing opportunities.

Plan and monitor implementation of re-sourcing and out-sourcing initiatives to successfully prime supplier’s supply chains for initial production to ensure uninterrupted flow of product to customers as required.

Obtain competitive bids, analyze costs and negotiate/award contracts to vendors on the basis of total costs to the company commensurate with financial risks, quality standards, and delivery capabilities.

Leverage technology solutions to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of the strategic sourcing process.

Drive continuous improvement in the supply base by communicating objective performance metrics, focused on lead time reduction, on-time delivery improvement, quality improvement, and cost reduction.

Provide effective support to new product introduction teams, proposal development and subcontracting opportunities as they develop.

Senior Buyer Requirements: Strong Purchasing background with experience in Procurement in an Engineering environment Exposure to machined parts and castings would be beneficial Strong negotiation skills Solid background in supply management, with strong discipline in supplier cost avoidance Desirable Qualities include: CIPS qualified/MRP experience Previous experience in aerospace would be highly desirable Ability to drive and travel to suppliers - international travel may be required Why Should You Apply? Salary: up to £40,000 benefits 25 days annual holiday bank holidays Pension scheme matched up to 5% 4 x salary Life assurance plan Medical Care If this role is not what you're looking for don't worry.

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About Us X4 Engineering X4 Engineering is a specialist recruitment business for the engineering sector.

We are part of the X4 Group, a multi-award-winning group of brands specialising in Life Sciences, Engineering, Construction and Technology, with over 10 years of experience in successfully placing mid to senior level contract and permanent professionals across the globe.

Our network of world class engineering talent sets us apart from the rest and allows us to deliver skilled professionals to our engineering partners across a number of industry sectors including Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Chemical and Process, Defence, Medical, Food and FMCG