Strategic Buyer

£38,000 - £43,000

Derbyshire - Permanent

Posted: 1 week ago

Ref: D0035174



A Derbyshire based manufacturer are currently on the lookout for a Strategic Buyer to join their procurement team. Manufacturing and supplying to the UK retail sector, the business has grown steadily over the last few years and is the UK market leader in their niche.

There’s now a real opportunity to develop their procurement function to be aligned to long term growth strategy.

Historically, their procurement function has been largely operational, but is currently going through a transformation to become a strategic procurement function.

As their raw materials Buyer, you’ll be tasked with developing and executing a sourcing strategy to maintain a sustainable supply base and create a real focus on cost, quality, and continuity.

Key accountabilities will include:

– Analysing category spend to identify sourcing and negotiation opportunity
– Creation of a strategic sourcing plan
– Market and supplier analysis to understand re-sourcing opportunities
– Ongoing supplier management including long term supply management, and creation of supplier scorecards

There is a healthy supplier base in place, however this has remained unchallenged for a few years. It’ll be your task to make sure this supply base is fit for the future and develop accordingly.

You’ll be mainly focussed on strategic procurement, making this a great development opportunity if you’re looking to continue to move away from operational procurement.

Alternatively, if you’re an experienced Strategic Buyer this role will offer you the opportunity to be part of an evolving purchasing function, in an adult environment where people are treated fairly, teams work together to solve problems collectively, and flexible working is offered.

If you’re experienced in materials category management / strategic purchasing, we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more, you can either apply via this advert or contact Joel at Distinct Recruitment.






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Joel Stevenson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

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