England, Cambridgeshire
£38000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
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Senior Buyer - Fantastic Greenfield Opportunity!

Leading Global Corporation requires a Procurement / Purchasing professional to join their growing Procurement team in developing and implementing sourcing strategies across a number of category areas in a Greenfield purchasing function.

The business is widely recognised as being one of the leaders in their market, and boast a strong culture of continuous improvement. This represents a chance to join an exciting and progressive organisation and to be a key part in the development of procurement strategies in Greenfield spend areas, working with a highly specialised supplier base.


  • Work with the Procurement Director and purchasing team to determine and implement full end-to-end category procurement strategies across a range of Greenfield spend areas.
  • Manage relationships with new and existing suppliers and ensure that they are conforming to appropriate quality standards for products and components, as well as working with them to improve overall delivery.
  • Identify and engage with senior stakeholders to improve the profile of the procurement and purchasing functions.
  • Take the lead in a wide variety of purchasing projects to help the procurement department to achieve its targets in terms of savings delivery and quality of procured goods and services.


  • Blue Chip corporate background within purchasing and strong understanding of a number of strategic sourcing methodologies.
  • Solid understanding of managing highly complex supplier/stakeholder relationships and negotiating contracts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, able to work with multiple stakeholders in a consultative process.
  • Previous experience of working within a Greenfield purchasing function will be useful.
  • Degree or relevant qualification preferred

Salary: £38,000 - £45,000 + 15% Bonus + Corporate Benefits Package

Location: Cambridgeshire

Ref: IG4689

Key Skills: Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Relationship Management, Influencing and Managing Stakeholders, Greenfield Procurement, Purchasing.

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Recruiter Profile

Ian Green Managing Consultant
  • Graduated from University of Warwick with BSc (Hons) Mathematics.
  • Over 3 years commercial Procurement & Supply Chain recruitment experience.
  • Manages the full lifecycle of the recruitment process for all of 1st Executive’s major clients within the Engineering and Manufacturing industries.