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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer (BBBH232) Falkirk, Scotland

Salary: GBP45000 - GBP60000 per annum + plus excellent benefits

MRD Recruitment is hiring a Senior Buyer for my FMCG client based in Falkirk. The Senior Buyer will report directly into the Head of Procurement. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Senior Buyer to join an energetic team and ensure operational excellence.

As Senior Buyer based in Falkirk, you will play a crucial role in development and implementation of category strategies. My FMCG client, based in Falkirk is looking for a dynamic Senior Buyer, who is passionate about procurement and can create and implement new processes.

Key responsibilities.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of category strategies, ensuring they meet the needs of key stakeholders.
  • Source, select and negotiate a supply base within areas of responsibility to meet current and future business requirements.
  • Set budgets and demonstrate cost management, via trend analysis.
  • Negotiate and implement Supplier Service Level Agreements to deliver best advantage to the Supply Chain.
  • Lead cross functional teams during tender activities to achieve required result within quality, cost and lead time targets.
  • Manage supplier performance in collaboration with internal stakeholders to ensure business needs are being met.
  • Identify cost reduction initiatives and support implementation.
  • Support delivery of Marketing and projects
  • To deliver the financial budgets for procurement for the business.
  • Spend analysis – collecting spend data; cleansing the data; categorising the data; analysing it for the purpose of understanding spending trends and identifying saving opportunities.
  • Undertake tender and price benchmarking activity.
  • To identify and follow through on the value engineering opportunities in line with agreed annual and pipeline targets.
  • To demonstrate total cost control via analysis and report discrepancies monthly identifying root cause and tracking trends.
  • Develop and maintain cost basket tracking methodology.
  • Weekly invoice review and approval.
  • Lead supplier quarterly business reviews
  • Develop and deliver supplier improvement initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Supplier Performance Management
  • Liaise with key stakeholders

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • 3-5 year’s experience in a procurement role ideally within FMCG industry or a fast paced environment
  • Ability to quickly develop meaningful stakeholder/supplier relationships.
  • Proficiency with systems, including MS Office suite in particular MS Excel and knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Highly process and compliance focused.
  • Ability to create and implement new processes.
  • Proficient problem solver who can see problems in the future and course correct to avoid them.
  • Highly refined communication skills to enable stakeholder management across all levels of the business.
  • A self-starter with high levels of energy, tenacity and “can do” attitude.