Job description
  • Wrexham, UK
  • Permanent,
  • Manufacturing,
  • WRE/RB/LB
  • 02/04/2024
Job description

Lead Buyer

Competitive Salary

Monday - Friday / Days   

Wrexham

Our client based in the Wrexham area is currently looking for a Lead Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis.  As the Lead Buyer you will lead the purchasing team on cost reduction, supplier selection, contract implementation and supplier management.

Performance Objectives

·         Provide an efficient and cost-effective Procurement service for the business, whilst ensuring value for money is achieved.

·         Local Representative of the Group Purchasing Team responsible for support and implementation of those sourcing categories lead by Central Purchasing into the local Business Unit, aligned with the Global Business Objectives.

·         Undertake the sourcing of materials and services at the right price, right time, and right quality.

·         Ensure Company procedures and standards are maintained as well as SOX requirements.

·         Liaise with suppliers for all aspects of the procurement process; monitor supplier performance ensuring approved suppliers provide the highest level of service.

·         Identify new suppliers, agree terms, and negotiate supply agreements where appropriate, including discounts and volume rebates.

·         Contractor evaluation and management skills, understanding of required documentation.

·         Ensure that all operational procurement activities are being conducted in the most cost-efficient manner to reduce the number of orders being raised and transactions required.

·         Undertake Supplier Visits proactively and report findings to the Business.

·         Identify and deliver cost savings across all areas of site spend and benchmark with other client sites.

·         Deliver targeted cost savings month on month and seek value added solutions with key suppliers.

·         Awareness of Market forces and Supplier issues communicating effectively to the Business any cost and risk factors.

·         Lead, develop and motivate the Stores team whilst ensuring delivery of their KPI’s and Accountabilities.

Person Specification

·         Strong and proven negotiation skills.

·         Experience of managing teams.

·         Required to work under pressure on a variety of projects and deliver within agreed deadlines.

·         Excellent Problem solving and analytical skills.

·         Proven Stakeholder Management Skills and Change Management Skills.

·         Customer focused.

·         Strong financial and commercial awareness.

·         Good presentation skills

·         Excellent cross functional worker, influencer, and communicator.

·         Enthusiastic and dynamic with a passion to achieve success.

·         Ability to work proactively and autonomously, demonstrate initiative and responsiveness.

·         Flexible within the Business as required, travel as required.

·         Extensive Microsoft skills and addition to SAP with the ability to produce and present statistical information.

·         Degree / full or part MCIPS Qualified (Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply).

·         Experience of working in a FMCG background would be preferable

Benefits

·         25 days plus bank holidays.

·         Personal Pension Scheme

·         Private Medical Scheme

·         Cycle to Work

To apply please call gap personnel Wrexham branch on 01978 366666 alternatively, send your CV to rebecca.brown@gap-personnel.com

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If this role is permanent, gap personnel is operating as the employment agency. If this job is a temporary role, gap personnel is operating as the employment business.gap personnel is committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job

Whilst we endeavor to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy