Senior Buyer

  • Location
    Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary
    £ 35000 - £ 40000 / Year
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer to be a part of a dynamic Purchasing Department that is integral to the success of the company.

Reporting into the Head of Purchasing, this role will have autonomy in managing a category and management of Category Assistants who support the Buyer.


  • Salary up to £40,000 depending on experience

  • Free on-site parking

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm


  • Creation and execution of category strategy to grow the category in terms of both sales and profitability.

  • Develop Category plans in line with strategy.

  • Develop annual calendar of supplier tenders.

  • Drive best cost first time initiatives through the purchasing department.

  • Plan for future development within the category and wider business requirements.

  • Plan supplier and trade show visits.

  • Supplier base management to ensure company is dealing with the most appropriate suppliers to deliver its objectives.

  • Understanding processes and costs involved with manufacturing, raw materials and distribution through to end use.

  • Drive innovation working with internal departments to develop new ideas to future proof the business.

  • Category and product life-cycle management.

  • Holistic category and product knowledge to provide subject matter expertise both internally and to customers.

  • Being the final point of escalation for internal stakeholder issues within the purchasing department.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Have several year's experience managing a category within a Purchasing function

  • Be results focused and be able to demonstrate a record of successful cost reduction

  • activities

  • Be an experienced negotiator

  • Be able to work autonomously and as part of a team

  • Be commercially focused

  • Be a strong communicator

Please apply today!

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