Senior Buyer (LC3231DL) Thame, England

Salary: GBP35000 - GBP40000 per annum + Pension, Holiday, Health Cover, Bonus

Position; Senior Buyer  

Location; Thame, Oxfordshire   

Salary; £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Our fast-growing client in Thame, Oxfordshire is seeking a Senior Buyer to join their organisation on a permanent basis.

The role; 

The role will require the candidate to have excellent organisational skills, coupled with the ability to balance short term priorities with the long-term expectations. A successful applicant must be able to analyse data and execute based on that analysis. Key objectives will be achieving/improving/exceeding targeted deadlines for new product introduction. The management of new and existing suppliers will play a major part in this role. 

Main responsibilities;

  • Assist with the set up and maintenance of systems to monitor data and ensure accurate product, contract, pricing and invoicing information is available.
  • Be responsible for the purchase of materials, consumables, and services.
  • Act as supply chain lead within the “New Product Implementation” (NPI) process
  • Using their negotiation skills work closely with suppliers to improve operations and reduce cost.
  • In line with quality requirements ensure suppliers are regularly audited for good practice and where possible establish supplier agreements and review on an annual basis.
  • Set up/administer systems to continually monitor stock and stock turnover to avoid excessive stock levels but ensuring levels meet required customer demand.
  • Carry out and record on a monthly basis stock reconciliation analysing trends and recording third party stock takes.


  • Demonstrable strong level of IT literacy
  • Minimum 3 years in a Purchasing role
  • NPD/NPI Experience (Ideally, not essential) 
  • An awareness of Health and Safety law and best practices
  • Can demonstrate understanding of the commercial “Buying” and “Selling” process, ie Margin development and the impact procurement has on this.
  • Has performed or supported New Supplier Selection /Evaluation/ Integration processes
  • Strong grasp of written and spoken English
  • A strong communicator
  • Ability to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Confident to discuss issues and clearly express their views

Commutable locations; 

Thame, Aylesbury, Oxford, High Wycombe, Chinnor, Watlington, Wallingford