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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer required to join a successful and growing Nottingham based organisation who are expanding and investing within their Procurement & Supply Chain operation.

Permanent role: Hybrid, home & office (Nottingham) based, typically on a 2/3 split. Salary in the region of £31 - £37K with benefits.

The Senior Buyer joins a market-leading organisation who are rapidly expanding and facing increased supply chain complexity. Based within the procurement function the team identify and maximise business success by collaborating with key suppliers.

Responsible for a key product category the Senior Buyers will maximise product availability and quality, lead new product introductions and developments, maintain and improve supplier performance whilst negotiating competitive terms from a global supply base.

Overall you will closely collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maximise profit, minimise costs, build win-win relationships with key suppliers and ensure your area of category spend is performing to the highest level.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage key category purchases with a global supply base
  • Proactively deliver cost reductions and margin improvements through negotiating with existing suppliers  and identification of new / alternative supply partners
  • Negotiate pricing, rebates, supplier contracts, supply chain KPIs etc
  • Management of NPI and NPD ensuring the highest levels of quality assurance and product availability
  • Optimise MOQ’s, MOV’s, EOQ’s taking into account lead times and demand forecasts
  • Category Risk Management, analyse and identify risk throughout the supply chain, implement contingency plans to minimise / eliminate potential pitfalls
  • Continually identifying new suppliers, products and trends to remain at the forefront of industry innovation

Who we are looking for:

  • Extensive buying, purchasing, procurement etc. success gained during your career to date
  • Proven track record of sourcing from a global, European, Far East etc. supply base
  • Demonstrable history of Category Management
  • Understanding of how purchasing impacts the broader business, able to work with internal and external stakeholders to maximise category performance and minimise risk
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills are essential
  • Able to balance differing business objectives and identify suitable purchasing strategies to suit the success of the boarder organisation
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Applicants working towards CIPS or those already CIPS / MCIPS qualified are of high appeal
  • You must be eligible to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis. Applicants requiring sponsorship or relocation assistance cannot be considered, due to the high volume of UK based jobseekers

What is on offer?

Salary from £31 to £37K P/A

Pension, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Hybrid Work offering a 3 /2 split

The chance to join a financially stable, growing organisation offering great career prospects


Langley are a diverse, minority-owned business and we are passionate about promoting diversity and equality. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability status or gender and particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.

Unfortunately, due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application.

Demand Planner

Demand Planner to be based in SW London, salary from £30K to £40K.

A Demand Planner is required to join a rapidly growing business to help them implement and develop supply chain forecasting to support their increasing sales volumes

Manufacturing and supplying a range of unique products to major high street retail customers the company are now expanding into new global markets

With further significant sales growth expected in the coming years this offers the successful applicant the chance to use their existing Demand Planning experience to make a significant impact on the success of the overall organisation

You will work with sales forecasts and colleagues in the commercial functions to analyse order book and planned sales, consider trends / seasonality, ensure supply is aligned and that stock and inventory levels satisfy demand


Key Responsibilities Include:

Use supply chain, sales, marketing and financial data to make informed demand planning decisions.

Analyse past sales, forecasted and order book sales, seasonality and trends to build and develop a robust supply chain planning process

Work with the procurement team to ensure all finished goods and stock are purchased in a timely manner

Stock allocation from Global warehouses

Work with the Warehouse manager to provide labour plans based on outbound sales and inbound deliveries

Collaborate with sales and marketing to capture future trends and promotions in a timely manner and ensure the business is able to demand and identify solutions to eliminate stock outs and lost revenue


About you:

Suitable applicants will have a proven record of accomplishment of recent Demand Planning experience

In addition to your demand planning excellence, you will also have strong knowledge of the end to end supply chain including: Stock, inventory, forecasting and supply planning

Proven track record of working with warehouses to have up to the minute stock level visibility, improve stock turns, reduce capital tied up in inventory, provide longer term forecasts and intelligence to enable better decision making and reduce complexity

Your supply chain career success to date will ideally have been within a FMCG, Retail or similar fast moving, high volume industry sector

Excellent Excel usage: Able to run Macro’s Pivot Table and Look-Ups etc

The confidence and maturity to build, develop and implement Demand Planning processes and procedures that meet the needs of the end to end business

Strong numerical skills, able to work with large amounts of data and turn into easy to understand, insightful reports

Ideally, you will have previously worked as a demand planner in a large manufacturing / retail organisation and have subsequently worked in a smaller, more autonomous environment

Able to work in a high growth business and meet the demands of month on month sales increases. What is implemented today could soon be outgrown; as such you will be confident working in an evolving business

A UK based job seekers who is able to work and remain in the UK without the need for sponsorship. Overseas applicants or those who need Visa assistance are not suitable due to the amount of relevant locally based job seekers


What is on offer:

Salary from £30 to £40K

Office based role in SW London

Chance to join a rapidly growing business

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