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Strategic Buyer

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  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Melksham
  • Date posted:
  • Pay: £45000 - £55000

Strategic Buyer

Full Time & Permanent

Office Based (with a little flexibility)


Up to £55,000 + Bonus + excellent Benefits

Do you have previous Buying experience within an Engineering or Manufacturing type environment?

Our client is a dynamic business and due to continued growth, they are looking to add to their buying team.

This is a pivotal role where you will be optimising procurement processes, ensuring cost-effectiveness and contributing to organisational delivery success. Your responsibilities will revolve around sourcing, negotiating and purchasing quality products and materials.

Main Responsibilities/Duties will include;-

  • Understand the organisation’s purchasing requirements and align them with strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify procurement needs.
  • Collaborate and identify group protocol, tools and requirements.
  • Conduct thorough market research to identify quality products and materials.
  • Select suppliers based on best practices and organisational requirements.
  • Analyse trends to make informed buying decisions.
  • Build strong relationships with suppliers.
  • Negotiate pricing, quantities, and delivery timescales.
  • Monitor supplier performance against metrics (price, quality, delivery, and customer service).
  • Strategy Development: Collaborate with suppliers to align product offerings with organizational goals.
  • Evaluate risks associated with procurement decisions.
  • Coordinate with inventory teams, management and stockrooms.

Experience Needed;-

  • Previous buying experience within a technical, engineering or manufacturing type environment.
  • CIPS membership.
  • Experience with SAP a great advantage.


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