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Manufacturing Buyer

Date Posted: 20th June 2022
  • Job Ref: 622
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Southend on Sea

Job Description


Up to £40,000 - Southend on Sea

Are you an experienced Buyer looking for a new opportunity?

Our client based in Southend are seeking an experienced Buyer to join their Supply Chain Management Team.

Overall Purpose

Support Group Programme and Business objectives through the effective management and reporting of supplier spend, performance and risk.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Maintain Purchase Order’s and SAP within defined KPI’s
  • Undertake continuous review of extant agreements, ensuring value for money
  • Ensure on time delivery adherence
  • Manage supplier relationships, making decisions in relation to supplier management and performance where appropriate
  • Source strategies within extant supply base
  • Prepare and submit pricing requests
  • Carry out price analysis to determine ‘fair and reasonable’ pricing
  • Negotiate pricing and commercial terms of contract
  • Regular reporting on supplier performance
  • Identify risks and mitigation strategies
  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost and presentation of supporting Business Case
  • Ensure any expenditures are within the authorized annual budget
  • Assist in identifying methods for continuous improvement and undertake programmes of change
  • Ensure all Company rules and regulations are met
  • Help create and maintain a safe working environment and observe the published Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Carry out any other tasks, when and where reasonable and relevant, when required

Essential Candidate Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) at grade C or above
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Commercial awareness, including delivery, acceptance, warranty, payments and obligations
  • Relationship / stakeholder management
  • Industry knowledge
  • Computer literate, including MS Office knowledge
  • Ability to work independently while collaborating in a team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Team Player
  • Strong Work ‘Can-do Ethic’
  • Exceptional at building relationships
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Strong attention to detail and time management
  • Exceptional Planning and Organisation skills
  • High awareness of Productivity and Quality

If successful, all applicants will be required to complete a Buyers Knowledge and Experience Self-Assessment.

If you have all the above and feel this is the role for you, please do not hesitate to contact us at One to One Personnel on 01702 46 44 44 or forward your CV to