Senior Buyer Direct Materials – Nigel Wright Consultancy Ltd. – Darlington

Nigel Wright Consultancy Ltd.

Senior Buyer Direct Materials

North East England

Reference: 394071

Job type: Permanent

Salary: Up to £45k + Excellent Benefits

Location: Darlington
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The Company

Nigel Wright Supply Chain and Procurement are delighted to be supporting a growing Manufacturer to recruit a NEW Senior Buyer position to support continuous growth and operational investment in the business.

The Opportunity

Working within a small team, the Senior Buyer will report into a Purchasing Manager, you will have responsibility for Direct Materials’ procurement for multiple UK sites.

Management of a complex portfolio of direct materials and commodities – global supplier base

Devising and implementing commodity/supplier strategy

Negotiating new contracts/managing existing supplier performance

Managing and mentoring one team member 

Working closely with key internal stakeholders – supporting Operations, Finance etc

About You

The successful Senior Buyer will have/be:

Proven Directs procurement experience and knowledge/exposure to commodity management and commodity markets desirable

CIPS/part-CIPS qualified preferred

Confident negotiator and dynamic communicator – comfortable with supplier interactions/liaising with internal stakeholders

Strong communication and influencing skills 

Excellent SRM and negotiation skills, proven track record in managing direct materials’ strategy

Commercially minded with an understanding of commodity markets/influence

Self-motivated, proactive self-starter, continuous-improvement-focused

Amiable, flexible team player 

People management skills beneficial

Values-driven – open, transparent
Ideal for a dynamic, ambitious, forward thinking Senior Buyer seeking an opportunity to manage/mentor and to add value to a successful team within a growing business which will, in return, invest in and support onward CIPS study.

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