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Senior Strategic Buyer, Cardiff (UK) United Kingdom,  

Biotage (company)

Posted on : 30 July 2017

Project Description


Senior Strategic Buyer, Cardiff (UK)

27 July 2017

Opportunity to work for a global organisation with a Blue-Chip customer base in a role which will see the successful Senior Buyer take control of all strategic purchasing activities for one of their product ranges with a focus on both the management of existing supplier contracts and the sourcing of new suppliers in line with new product introduction processes. The Strategic Buyer will report into a Manufacturing Manager on site and play a key role in helping to successfully drive the business forward.

As the Senior Buyer, your duties will include:

  • Maintenance and monitoring of departmental KPIs and reports
  • Mentoring and coaching of a Buyer to enhance their professional development
  • Key part of new product projects, working with R&D team to help to successfully bring new products into production
  • The Strategic Buyer will be involved in sourcing, negotiating and buying in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Ensuring continuous supplies and communicating any supply problems which may pose a risk or have an impact on business operations
  • Researching and evaluating areas of opportunity and reducing costs where possible
  • Developing ideas and strategies to improve operational purchasing efficiency to add value and improve business efficiency
  • Negotiating contracts, improving prices and terms of business with suppliers
  • Staying current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of products

To be a successful Senior Buyer you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience within a manufacturing environment (ideally electronics focused)
  • Strong negotiation skills with a proven track record of achieving cost saving
  • Familiarity with setting and monitoring KPIs to monitor performance
  • The Strategic Buyer must have experience of New Product Introduction (NPI) processes
  • A purchasing related qualification (ideally MCIPS) is preferred

In return, the Senior Buyer will receive a salary of £30,000 – £35,000 (dependent on experience) + pension, etc.


All direct and 3rd party applications will be forwarded to Sigma Recruitment. If you wish to be considered for this role, please apply here ».



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