Senior Buyer

  • Location
    Kendal, Cumbria
  • Salary
    £ 29741 - £ 36050 / Year
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive - Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive

Adecco Kendal are currently recruiting a Permanent experienced senior buyer to play a key role in competitively managing supplier relationships and monitoring risk within the overall supply chain to ensure that suppliers continually adhere to the companies standards for supply.

You will Report to the Sourcing Manager, and you will be responsible for new process, client and product introduction and ensuring that we source the right materials and goods in a timely and cost-effective manner.


* Manage supplier relationships to ensure their adherence to the companies' standards for supply

* Take responsibility for high value, exclusive items whilst working to a set budget

* Continually review your allocated group of suppliers and commodities to identify opportunities for savings and other commercial benefits

* Confidently negotiate with existing and new suppliers to achieve best total cost of ownership

* Monitor risk within the overall supply chain. Identify and escalate supply issues in a timely and effective manner

* Take ownership of supplier quality problems

* Develop improvement plans with suppliers and internal stakeholders to overcome problems

* Identify and implement appropriate prevention procedures in response to known problems, and in anticipation of likely issues

* Maintain the procurement ERP functions


 Pro-actively contribute to the smooth running of the Sourcing office

 Demonstrate critical thinking and suggest a suitable course of action

 Negotiation skills and the ability to network and influence others Experience/personal skills

 Level 2 qualification in Procurement (CIPS) or Business Management or working towards this

 Professional with exposure to Sourcing activity and processes within operations

 Experience of engineering and manufacturing capabilities

 Strong oral and written communication skills

 MS Office skills and experience of working with ERP and MRP business integrated systems  Quality focused to ensure compliance with IATF 16949 and ISO901 Standards

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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