Buyer - Direct & Indirect (Chemical Manufacturing)

Job Title: Buyer - Direct & Indirect (Chemical Manufacturing)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Trafford, Greater Manchester
Salary: Up to £34000 per annum + Excellent Career Prospects
Reference: J911599_1641580260
Contact Name: Kelly Newell
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 07, 2022 18:31

Job Description

Buyer - Direct & Indirect (Chemical Manufacturing)

£34,000 + Excellent Contractual Benefits and Career prospects


Due to incredible business growth we are EXCLUSIVELY recruiting for a Buyer to join their successful Supply Chain team. For the ideal candidate, we are looking to get you started ASAP.

Our client is a World Class manufacture and supplier of surfactants and associated chemicals for the personal care, cosmetics, HI&I and many industrial applications. They offer an impressive wide range of chemical manufacturing capabilities on behalf of its global customer base.

They are part of a dynamic group of businesses engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of chemical intermediates for Personal Care, Household Care and Industrial applications.

They have a hugely exciting future with plans to grow the business dramatically over the next 3 years which will have a fantastic impact on the development and internal promotion of their employees.

If this sounds like the business and a team that you would like to join and become an integral part of their exciting journey… this could be your new role!

Your New Role

This is an exciting time to join the our client as they go through an intensive period of transformation and there is the potential to make a real impact within this well respected company.

Reporting into the Procurement Manager, key deliverables in your new role will be:-

* Supplier Rationalisation
* Maintaining / Developing Supplier Relationships
* Identifying New Suppliers Within the Marketplace
* Working Toward Cost Saving Objectives by Active Negotiation with Suppliers
* Supply chain risk mitigation through stock holding/supply agreements, contracts and duel sourcing arrangements
* Pricing availability for customer quotations
* Maintaining key procurement & supply chain parameters & raising purchase orders utilising a new ERP system.
* Point of escalation for supplier related issues

As our successful candidate you will be supporting the Commercial & Manufacturing Operation of the business by providing professional sourcing, negotiation and contract implementation services covering direct and indirect categories. You will be required to ensure exceptional quality of service is provided by vendors and contractors whilst simultaneously delivering high value and significant year on year cost reductions.
Responsible for ensuring uninterrupted, cost effective supply of a portfolio of the raw materials/goods & services necessary, you will support business goals and operations including but not limited to sales, production, technical and engineering. You'll be responsible for more than £20m in annual spend with a high level of complexity across critical materials, products and services.

You will need to develop and manage supplier relationships to negotiate and maintain price and supply conditions ensuring commercial terms are optimised, supply maintained, contracts implemented and managed as appropriate and system data maintained.

You will need to develop an understanding of the market for the raw materials, products and services purchased and identify the factors which influence availability and pricing, ensuring that significant market changes are anticipated, managed and communicated.

You will need to identify and select sources of assigned raw materials, products and services. Work with the supplier base to identify new sources and new technologies which may bring advantage.

Your Ideal Background

To be considered for the Buyer role, you'll need to demonstrate a strong strategic purchasing background across direct and indirect, with a hands on approach to supply chain and a history of delivering continuous year on year savings and improvements. Ideally, you'll already be operating in our industry and be responsible for our portfolio of products within our potential supply base, we want someone who can hit the ground running.

Contractual Benefits

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm
25 days holiday + bank holidays
3% pension
Salary range £34,000

To Apply

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Kelly Newell
Manufacturing Divisional Manager

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