Senior Buyer - Chemicals and Plastics

Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH30875

£40000 - £50000 per annum

Senior Buyer - Chemicals and Plastics
£40,000 - £50,000 plus benefits

Role Profile

Our client is a successful manufacturing business in the Manchester area, currently looking to appoint a Senior Buyer to manage their Chemicals and Plastics categories.

This is an end to end, hands-on Senior Buyer role in a fast-paced Production environment.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Taking full ownership for the Chemicals and Plastics raw materials spend
  • Identifying and onboarding new suppliers
  • Conducting tenders and negotiations with key suppliers
  • Implementing robust contractual agreements with suppliers
  • Managing supplier performance
  • Delivering savings and cost downs to the business
  • Driving continuous improvements across the supply chain to add value
  • Developing appropriate sourcing strategies for Chemicals and Plastics
  • Taking strategic procurement decisions to ensure future material availability and supply

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven procurement experience of Direct Materials within a manufacturing environment
  • Category expertise within Chemicals and Plastics
  • Experience of commodity procurement, tracking commodity markets and understanding cost drivers
  • Strong negotiation and commercial skills with proven track record in cost downs and savings
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Good ERP skills - SAP essential

CIPS qualification would be highly desirable

Client information

Our client is a successful manufacturing business in the Manchester area


£40,000 - £50,000 plus benefits

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