Buyer - Bridgwater, Somerset

Consultant
Andrea Groom-Shorter
Date Posted
03 Jan 2023
Work Type
Part Time
Start
February 2023
2536
Permanent
Manufacturing


Our client is an established manufacturing company based in Bridgwater, Somerset. They are looking to hire a new Buyer to replace the current incumbent who is retiring after 30 years working for the company. This is a part time role, three days a week with hybrid working on offer.


  • To Liaise with long term suppliers, and maintain excellent working relationships
  • Manage a buying portfolio of approx £3m per year
  • Have Excellent experience of SAGE
  • Negotiate purchase orders 
  • Identification and implementation of cost saving and working capital initiatives
  • Identify, qualify and implement new and secondary sources of supply or alternative product ranges in order to  mitigating supply risk
  • Liaise with relevant departments 
  • Timely response to suppliers enquiries
  • Hold review meetings with key suppliers to discuss delivery / quality performance 
  • Support Supplier compliance 



  • Relevant procurement experience within an manufacturing environment
  • Experience in negotiations with suppliers
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Excellent experience with developing and maintaining good relationships with suppliers
  • Demonstrable ability to drive cost down and improve commercial conditions with suppliers
  • Good IT skills in Word, Excel and SAGE
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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Role: Buyer
Location: Bridgwater, Somerset
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