Buyer - Healthcare

Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH32359


Buyer - Healthcare
Competitive Salary

Role Profile

Part of the FTSE100 listed Bunzl PLC, Bunzl Healthcare is one of the UK's largest distributors of leading branded and own-brand medical consumables to all areas of the healthcare market. They offer a range of traditional and bespoke supply chain solutions to meet their customers' requirements in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Following a recent restructure within Healthcare's Buying team, they are now looking to add a new Buyer to the team. Reporting into the Head of Procurement, the incoming Buyer will be responsible for:

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Sales representatives to support the delivery of agreed customer and supplier action plans
  • Develop effective working relationships with a wide range of other stakeholder departments including Finance, inventory and operations
  • Develop an understanding of your designated categories to help drive improved category performance
  • Work closely with the Head of Procurement, Sales and Inventory leads to develop and then deliver agreed specific category improvement projects
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with all your lead designated suppliers
  • Develop and foster effective relationships with other suppliers in your categories
  • Hold regular business review meetings with your key suppliers and deliver targeted action plans to improve category performance
  • Work closely with Sales, suppliers to identify improved sales and margin growth opportunities
  • Identify category gaps and source new suppliers to fill them
  • Manage category margins and sell through prices through effective negotiation
  • As required support the Head of Procurement and other buyers with their negotiations

Skills & Experience Required

  • Previous experience as a Buyer in a fast paced purchasing role
  • Buying experience within the healthcare sector would be highly desirable
  • Confidence to negotiate with suppliers
  • Good analytical skills and working knowledge of Excel
  • High attention to detail and good organisation skills
  • Passion and drive to progress your career in Purchasing

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