Senior Strategic Buyer - Agile Working

Job Title: Senior Strategic Buyer - Agile Working
Job Reference: HQ00057065

Location: Nottingham
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Bonus & Benefits
Sector: Purchasing & Procurement

Posted 5 days ago

Through promotions, this international market leader in their field, is seeking a Senior Strategic Buyer to join their Procurement team based in Nottingham.

Offering a flexible mix of office based days and working from home, the Senior Strategic Buyer will enjoy a very varied role supporting the business and stakeholders with strategic procurement. From project managing, undertaking market & supplier analysis, expanding dual sourcing, investigating markets and new suppliers, the Senior Strategic Buyer will also be analysing current supplier performance against a variety of KPI measurements.

Managing a large variety of products, goods & services suppliers, the Senior Strategic Buyer will need experience of defining and implementing category & sourcing strategies, providing market analysis for new & existing projects and customers. Whether working with brand new suppliers or tried & tested partners, the strategic procurement objectives focus on supplier’s ability to reduce costs, provide high quality and deliver within agreed timescales.

With suppliers and stakeholders dotted across the UK & Ireland, when Covid restrictions allow, there will be opportunities for the Senior Strategic Buyer to travel to meet project teams /stakeholders and when appropriate, undertake supplier assessments/performance reviews onsite. Occasional travel to meet European Suppliers & Procurement colleagues is also highly likely.

As a key part of this forward-thinking procurement team, the Senior Strategic Buyer will enjoy good autonomy in their work and will receive supportive guidance from the Procurement Manager to enable you to bring your creative improvements or proposals to life.

As part of a major international organisation, there is also good future career progression opportunities for those seeking to advance further.

Skills & Experience:
  • Degree qualified in business administration or a related field - equivalent experience is equally acceptable
  • Computer literate including MSOffice – Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc
  • Excellent negotiation, commercial management, stakeholder engagement and project management skills
  • Demonstrable experience of managing strategic buying projects
  • Strong knowledge of international logistics
  • Experienced within a similar strategic procurement role
  • Experience from multiple industries is beneficial – Manufacturing, Electronics, Polymers, MRO, Facilities Management, Automotive or similar industrial type procurement experience would be an advantage
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in developing and delivering cost savings
Interested Candidates seeking a quality employer and a role with genuine ongoing challenges & responsibilities should apply now.


Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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