Senior Buyer

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Sandbach, Cheshire | Ref: BBBH20391


Senior Buyer
Salary - Competitive

Role Profile

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the Largest manufacturer of steel mesh fencing systems. My client is looking for a Senior Buyer to be solely responsible for the purchasing of the company. There is a real opportunity to grow out a team, but they are currently looking for someone who is passionate about their work and driven to complete tasks.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Negotiating pricing and commercial terms with suppliers to increase quality and to minimise costs. Working on these relationships with both new and existing suppliers.
  • Ensuring materials are delivered OTIF and following the process from end to end
  • Comparing supplier rates ensuring best value for CLD and consistently reviewing quarterly figures for a strategic purchasing plan
  • Involving yourself in stock taking and guaranteeing optimal stock levels and maintaining current records
  • Co-ordinating across departments, including warehouse, sales, marketing and operations to guarantee correct orders and purchased goods

Skills and Experience
An ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Previous experience in a purchasing position, proven negotiation skills and commercial acumen
  • Strong Excel and systems knowledge as you will be ensuring all records are updated and completing reports, both analysis and finance
  • Having a solid understanding of supply chain and brining on new and effective suppliers
  • Knowledge of steel manufacturing; not necessarily the engineering aspect but an understanding of how the machines work and the types of materials involved
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to collaborate with all levels
  • An understanding of the market, or the desire to learn, while being able to 'spot buy' the most profitable materials

CLD are an expanding company who have brought themselves up into an extremely profitable organisation over the last 30-40 years. They have a very strong work ethic and are looking at bringing someone in to join their high achieving team who will bring their passion towards both their work and the company. It is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants the responsibility and the ability to eventually grow out the department

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