Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer required to join leading Electronics company based in Hereford offering competitive salary fantastic benefits package and terrific career progression.


Carry out competitive processes (typically 3 quotes & accelerated RFQs) to select appropriate suppliers for a range of goods and services, both existing and new.
Understand the business requirements and supply challenges in order to best inform procurement strategy (Senior Buyer in particular)
Issue RFQs and carefully consider all supply chain factors in placing purchase orders
Bring commercial rigour and acumen to the negotiation processes (Senior Buyer in particular)
Conduct supplier visits and assessment, including providing analytical support of quality, cost, and delivery data (QCD) (Senior Buyer in particular)
Supplier base rationalisation through working in concert with the entire purchasing department (Senior Buyer in particular)
Formulate frame agreement proposals and participate in contractual negotiations, outside of normal sourcing processes (Senior Buyer in particular)
Work within confined budgeted expenditure, e.g.

packaging materials as a % of BOM cost/margin
Liaise with Finance in order to set up new supplier details on the ERP system
Work closely with the Production department in order to ensure continued supply of components as required to meet tight build schedules.
Ensure that staff/supplier queries are dealt with promptly and politely
Guide different departments in any sourcing activities they may be engaged in
Provide feedback to aid in continuously improving procurement processes
Provide informal and initial cost estimation for new products
Job completion cost and cost variance analysis
To keep personal skills and knowledge up to date and to attend training when required.
To support other colleagues with other duties or tasks as may be reasonably expected within the scope of the role, including ad-hoc projects if required

Degree qualified or equivalent qualification (Essential)
Experience of using an ERP System (Essential)
Approximately 3-5 years purchasing experience (Essential)
CIPS Qualification and/or membership (Desired)
Awareness of communications/satellite industry/technologies or a similar technical/manufacturing environment (Desired)

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