Senior Buyer

  • Job Reference: 00000044-1
  • Date Posted: 23 August 2021
  • Recruiter: Hartley Resourcing
  • Location: Whiteley, Hampshire
  • Salary: £35,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Contract, Temporary
  • Contact: Anna Golding
  • Email:

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer to work for our client who is based between Southampton and Portsmouth. This is a busy role that will require someone with a background in buying / procurement / purchasing. It will require communicating with international suppliers as well as internal departments. You will be responsible for the operational procurement of a wide range of production commodities. Taking a proactive approach to problem solving will be essential.

This company are a global organisation who specialise in technical products, they offer lots of opportunities to build a great career.

Please note this is a 10-12 Month Maternity cover position.

The Role

Working as a member of the procurement team, this is very much a busy Buyer role. You must be capable of building strong relationships and must enjoy problem solving. Your duties will include:

  • Ensure optimal delivery of supplier materials
  • Working closely with other teams within the Supply Chain
  • Negotiate with suppliers and build strong working relationships
  • Ensuring that internal targets and deadlines are met
  • Managing the commodity DSA
  • Conduct ongoing supplier risk assessments and audits
  • Ensuring that procurement activity conforms to best practise principles

The Ideal Candidate

In order to be considered for this role you must have previous buying / procurement / purchasing experience ideally in a manufacturing/engineering environment or similar. You will need to be keen to progress in your career and demonstrate leadership capabilities. You would ideally be from an engineering/technical background as will need to understand technical products and materials. A CIPS qualification is highly desirable but not essential.

Additional Information

This company offer free parking.