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Lead Buyer

Ref code: BZA99097245
£40k - 45k per year
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Office Based

SF Recruitment are recruiting for a Lead Buyer for our Burton based client. This is a full-time permanent role with hybrid working. The salary for this role is up to £45,000 depending upon experience.
Reporting to the Managing Director you will be responsible for executing buying strategies to support business growth. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to progress as you will have one direct report.

Ideally you will be CIPS qualified or have an interest in working towards this.

Main Duties
- Ensure supplier framework agreements are in place for suitable suppliers
- Maintain and where necessary build new relationships and manage the performance of preferred suppliers
- Review and implement comprehensive category management across the business spend.
- Implement and manage the internal procurement cycle to create end to end procurement for the business's supply chain.
- Produce reports of supplier performance
- Review costs and ensure timely assessment of the quality of products and services received from key suppliers
- Identify secure and best pricing while also reviewing lead times.
- Liaise with Resource/Project Schedulers and Stores colleagues to ensure labour, plant, equipment and materials are delivered and allocated to suit project schedule.
- Support timely delivery of resources directly to site with Resource/Project Schedulers and project teams
- Develop savings strategy within defined category areas.
- Liaise with the Resource/Project Scheduler and Project teams to support planning

To be considered for this role you will need to have previous procurement experience ideally within an Engineering or Manufacturing environment. You must have excellent communication skills as you will be required to liaise with internal and external stakeholders.

You will need to be a confident negotiator and have a commercial awareness. This is a fast-paced role and you will be working on different projects working to multiple deadlines so you will need to be organised. This is a great opportunity to work for a high-growth business where you can add value.

If you are a Buyer looking for a new challenge please get in touch for further details.

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