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Senior Buyer - Mechanical/Electrical - 6 months

Senior Buyer - Mechanical/Electrical - 6 months

  • Location

    Southampton, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

  • Contact email:

    sheila.harris@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J12188_1550593253

  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-21

  • Startdate:

    19/02/2019

Senior Buyer - Mechanical/Electrical - 6 months ftc


Our client is a Major Market Leader, with a strong brand presence and with continual growth throughout its business. They are now seeking a Senior Buyer primarily responsible for the sourcing of operational (electrical and mechanical goods) and engineering equipment.


Working with the technical teams your role will include, negotiation and purchase of urgent, priority & routine operational Goods including obsolete, spare parts and consumables.


Your additional responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Category Buyer and Operational Teams, implementing defined Sourcing Strategies, with suppliers on major equipment
  • Carry out supplier management ensuring items are tracked & root cause of failures identified and handled
  • Instigate and conduct supplier meetings where appropriate
  • Ensure timely interaction with the logistics team to make certain Goods are transported through the logistics network in a cost efficient manner

Person Specification:

  • 4 years+ experience ideally, in sourcing, preferably within an engineering, mechanical environment
  • Knowledge of purchasing systems and processes
  • MS-Office with strong Excel skills.
  • You will be a strong negotiator able to see opportunities and positively influence supplier relationships and performance
  • Adaptable in approach and keen to progress