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Buyer ( 12mth Contract )

Our client a rapidly growing wholesaler is seeking to hire multiple Buyers on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. Salary £28k – £38K with great benefits. Nottingham office with hybrid home working on a 2/3 split

The primary focus of the buyer is to identify and maximise opportunities with suppliers, ensure quality product availability, develop supplier relationships and create new supplier partnerships to meet and exceed our customer expectations. 

The Buyer is a key member within the procurement team and is responsible for maintaining and improving supplier performance and negotiating competitive terms from Global suppliers within your category.

By identifying cost reduction opportunities, you will use your procurement experience to realise monetary savings without compromising on quality or delivery.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead performance and spend for your global suppliers based both in the UK and internationally
  • Negotiation of pricing, rebates, supply chain agreements and supplier contracts
  • Deliver cost reduction initiatives through negotiation
  • Sourcing of new suppliers both ensuring conformance to quality standards and certification
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and speedy resolution of purchasing issues
  • Analyse and identify risk throughout the supply base, mitigate their impact and improve performance


Whom we are looking for:

  • A demonstrable history of buying/purchasing/procurement within a fast-moving sector
  • Proven track record of sourcing finished goods and products from a global supply base
  • Knowledge and experience of commercial buying and understanding of supply chain techniques
  • Experience in successfully managing multiple supplier accounts both in the UK and globally
  • Strong commercial and financial awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to work closely and influence others
  • Ideally, be working towards a CIPs qualification
  • Degree education is desirable
  • Advance or intermediate Excel user
  • Applicants must be able to work and remain in the UK for at least 12months
  • Overseas applicants / those who need sponsorship will not be considered


What’s on offer?

12 month fixed term contract, Salary in the region of £28 - £38K. Hybrid work location. Typically 3 days per week at home / 2 in the Nottingham office. 

Langley Search & Interim is a leading 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

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive for posted roles, unfortunately, we are unable to personally 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.

Procurement Manager

My Client is a leading Professional Services organisation are currently looking for a Procurement Manager. This is an exciting Greenfield role. The Procurement Manager will report to the Operations Director and will establish a procurement function from scratch helping internal stakeholders & the wider gain best value from their spend portfolio.

You will establish procurement processes &| policies and must be able to build relationships with stakeholders of all levels, educating them on the benefits of procurement beyond a cost-saving mechanism.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to build a Greenfield function and really put their own stamp on a growing and exciting Firm.

Skills required:

  • Sourcing and procurement experience, across indirect & direct categories
  • Expertise in Contract drafting and negotiation, ideally with the CIPS contract law module
  • Building relationships with key divisions and individuals to ascertain and understand stakeholder, business and customer requirements, strategy, challenges and opportunities. 
  • Experience of the project lifecycle, contract implementations.
  • Experience in developing best practice governance, procedures and policies which protect the business from risk

Experience Required:

  • Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and MCIPS
  • Procurement technical skills including negotiation skills, contract drafting, drafting of relevant RfPs etc and use of category management techniques in setting category plans
  • The ability to draw together requirements across multiple or individual business units and gain consensus on the procurement plan from the business
  • Excellent interpersonal/influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate you are a team player, a good networker who will add value to any team.


Langley is 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.

For further information please email or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7772.


Langley Search & Interim is a specialist search firm and interim provider of Procurement and end-to-end Supply Chain roles across the UK, Europe and Internationally. We place senior-level interim and permanent positions from global multinationals to SMEs, across Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector and Technology & Professional Services.


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Unfortunately due to the high levels of response we receive, we are often unable to personally respond to every application. If you are suitable for the role for which you have applied or another role, we will contact you within 3 working days.

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