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Buyer - Manufacturing

Job Title: Buyer - Manufacturing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Start Date: asap
Contact Name: Mark Nesbit
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Buyer - Manufacturing

£30,000 - £45,000 + Excellent Benefits

Watford, Hertfordshire

Role Profile

The successful applicant will be an experienced buyer with a manufacturing background, ideally in regulated environments such as healthcare or pharmaceuticals, and be familiar with manging key stakeholders at all levels.

Ideally they will have a CIPS qualification. They will also need to have an excellent communication and negotiation skills with a can do attitude with a high level of attention to detail. This role will appeal to someone who excels in a busy varied environment dealing with a variety of aspects within one role.

Responsibilities include:

  • Run competitive quotation processes to select fit-for-purpose suppliers across a range of goods and services;
    • Understand business needs and profile requirement
    • Conduct supply market research (desktop / supplier meetings) to understand supply challenges (price, quality, availability, etc.) and shortlist potential suppliers
    • Issue RFQ / RFP and manage responses
    • Analyse supplier proposals
    • Negotiate with suppliers and recommend suppliers
    • Establish contracts / T&Cs with selected suppliers
    • Liaise with Finance to track and record achieved benefits
  • Manage business stakeholders effectively across different functions; Provide a good personal service to colleagues; Effective communication is key
  • Guide the business in any ongoing sourcing activities within their departments
  • Effectively conduct contractual negotiations with suppliers as and when required outside of sourcing processes
  • Support in transactional purchasing as and when required
  • Support Head of Procurement in compliance management of Procurement processes
  • Provide analytical support as and when required to the other ongoing Procurement initiatives

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent and demonstrable sourcing skills
  • Deep understanding of contract terms
  • Can demonstrate an ability to think creatively to solve ill-defined and complex sourcing challenges
  • Demonstrable leadership skills
  • Excellent commercial awareness and hunger for best value
  • Keen analytical mind and excellent Excel / Powerpoint skills

Client Information

Leading multinational manufacturing organisation based in Hertfordshire.


£30,000 - £45,000 + Benefits

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit