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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.

12 month FTC Indirect Procurement Specialist

Our client is a successful FMCG business with operations around the world. Due to increased demand, they now seek an Indirect Procurement Specialist on a 12month FTC with the option to go permanent. You will be joining the team based in London.

Role synopsis

To support the HQ with business as usual, project procurement and to provide support across corporate services procurement and to ensure that all services within the category of corporate services and indirect purchasing are purchased to achieve maximum value and delivery within agreed timeframes.

  • Implement a new procurement plan. Working with Heads of functions to create a procurement policy
  • Develop a plan and list of actions to finish  the ongoing projects
  • Participate in all service level  review agreements for the existing contracts with suppliers and resolve  all commercial issues
  • Resolve any conflicts with existing suppliers related to service performance or other smaller issues such as invoice discrepancy.
  • Meet cost savings target by finding  new opportunities to reduce cost  in the corporate and indirect spend areas
  • Review terms and conditions and commercial terms for new contracts, work with legal team to ensure that all commercial and legal risks are mitigated through appropriate commercial and legal clauses
  • Develop, drive and implement procurement strategies  for newly identified opportunities
  • Engage stakeholders at all level’s to ensure  support on the recommended sourcing strategy

 

Essential Skills & Qualifications

Minimum 3 years experience in a purchasing/buyer role

Experience from a Head office/Corporate environment is desirable

Demonstrable stakeholder engagement skills

Indirect Category Experience

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@ langleysearch .com quoting MB/7758.

Langley Search & Selection (langleysearch. com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Indirect Category Buyer

A leading and profitable organisation is currently looking for an Indirect Procurement Buyer to join their exciting business.

Reporting to the Indirect Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for managing an extensive budget and complex supplier network. You will need to be a motivated procurement professional with experience in general indirect procurement within a corporate environment. Crucial to the success of this role will be the ability to influence internally and raise the profile of procurement within the business.

The role involves managing a range of procurement projects across a broad range of indirect services including but not limited to Facilities, stationery, IT, packaging, utilities & HR as well as assisting with the implementation of the new procurement strategy.

 

To be successful you will have:

 

- Indirect services procurement experience

- Strong track record of achieving cost reductions

- Excellent negotiation skills

- Experience in managing strategic change and implementing best practice

- Hands-on approach to procurement project management

 

For more information about this exciting role and if you meet the criteria, please submit your details without delay to info@langleysearch.com quoting MB/7757.

 

Langley Search & Selection (langleysearch.com) is the leading specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and purchasing field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Performance Manager required to join a Leicester based FMCG Company. Package £45K to £56K per annum

Joining a Leicester based FMCG company the Supply Chain Performance Manager sits within the centralised purchasing function and works in a cross functional manner to implement and develop companywide supply chain processes and procedures

Procurement is well established internally and is transforming from a tactical to strategic function. To support this and speed up cost saving potential the business need to increase supply chain sophistication to eliminate: Stock outs, overstock, waste, supply issues, shortages, improve logistics flows etc

To achieve this the jobholder will be required to travel to multiple locations including Head office, factories, manufacturing sites and suppliers. This role offers a hybrid work policy, it’s expected that travel will be needed circa 3 days per week

Your approach will be collaborative & team orientated, you will be able to provide evidence of the success that you deliver based on your career success to date

Key to success will be your ability to build strong relationships across multiple sites and functional areas with credibility - building strong relationships with the supply base and customers will also be essential

You will be comfortable working within a complex, fast moving FMCG business and be able to view the big picture. This will be combined with an eye for detail, when dealing with more administrative elements of the day to day workload

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

Identify supply risks and threats, build contingency plans to meet rapidly changing customer demands and minimise supply risk

Support the procurement function and broader business by making informed, market leading supply chain management decisions across the business to become a key supply partner to major retailers.

Negotiate better terms and contracts with the existing supplier base

Develop standardised processes and procedures that support the manufacturing and supply chain functions in terms of quality, quantity and output whilst minimising costs and complexity

Work with stakeholders at all levels from the Board of Directors to production lines.

Help to develop and improve ethical and responsible sourcing to align environmental, price and quality factors into a best practice supply chain model

Partner with suppliers to build collaborative and integrated joint strategies and processes

 

About you:

Existing UK FMCG sector experience combined with supply chain knowledge is essential.

Possess excellent end to end supply chain knowledge: Demand Planning, Logistics, Purchasing, B2B Customer Services etc.

Proven track record of participating in and leading supply chain projects that develop functions from reactive / tactical to strategically minded

Able to lead change by inspiring colleagues at all levels with your similar career success gained in a complex FMCG organisation

Confident working in a highly autonomous manner, you must be able to drive and deliver change in partnership with colleagues, suppliers and factories.

Comfortable managing all elements of the supply chain: From analysis, identification and implementation of new processes and procedures up to leading and driving incremental change and major projects

Your CV will demonstrate your ability to reduce costs, increase OTIF, minimise stock values whilst optimising product availability.

Car owner / Driver: It is essential that candidates can travel with ease to a variety of locations on a regular basis, occasionally at short notice

Due to the high volume of suitable locally based UK jobseekers, applicants who do not reside in the UK will not be considered, nor will those requiring sponsorship

 

What’s on offer

£45K to £56K per annum

Pension & Additional Benefits

Hybrid work location, typically 3 days onsite.

Langley Search & Interim is a specialist recruiter in the procurement, supply chain and logistics field.  We manage permanent and interim procurement and supply chain jobs across the UK, Europe and globally for our clients, from large global multinationals to SMEs

Key skills and areas: procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, buyer, senior buyer, ingredients Procurement, contract negotiation, supplier relationship management SRM, vendor management, stakeholder management, purchasing

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately we are unable to respond to each applicant.  If we have not been in contact within a week, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We thank you for your continued interest in working with Langley Search & Interim.

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