Senior Buyer - Indirects

  • by BPM Tech
  • Location Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK
  • Salary £35,000 - £40,000 / year
  • 243 days ago
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Job Description:

Senior Buyer

Reporting to: Supply Chain Manager

Our client is a global leader in the manufacturing of their products and exports to all corners of the world. Due to internal promotion, they are seeking a Senior Buyer, specialising in Indirect Procurement.


The main purpose of this position is to be responsible for the procurement of all services required by the Company, including and not limited to Marketing, HR, Hard FM services and Construction services.

Policies and Procedures

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining policies and procedures covering your specific categories.
  • Responsible for maintaining Benchmarking reports/ market information, Purchase orders, supply chain agreements, subcontractor and service agreements including maintenance agreements
  • Negotiation and management of all suppliers and contractual agreements.
  • To work with QA and Systems Engineering to ensure only suitable suppliers are selected
  • To understand and communicate risks within the 1st and 2nd tier supply base
  • To effectively a your team and develop their skills in line with department targets 

Person Specification

  • Have proven experience of international procurement, indirect categories and subcontracts
  • Have proven experience of procurement and logistic strategies
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Proven experience of sub-contract management and dealing with contract terms and conditions
  • Have the ability to lead and motivate staff from within and outside of supply chain on a matrixed basis
  • Be able to set an exemplary standard and provide direction to department staff
  • Have the ability to develop strategic supply chain relationships
  • Degree in Economics, Business Studies or related discipline
  • Member of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply
  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Manufacturing
  • Years Experience 5+ years
  • Career Level Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
  • Educational level Bachelor's Degree