Senior Buyer – Indirect

Senior Buyer: Indirect – Eastleigh – Permanent – £35,000 – £40,000

Excipions leading manufacturing client is currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer, this position is permanent and will sit within their Indirect team.

The key purpose of the Senior Buyer role is to manage the Company’s spend in respect of selected Indirect Materials, Services and Capital items ensuring their supply at the lowest possible acquisition cost in accordance with Company requirements, The Indirect Materials category includes, Business Utilities and Services, General Site Service, E-Procurement, External Services and Packaging.

Specific duties will include the following:-

Manage the risk of the contract
Subcontract and cascade terms of contract.
Manage the commercial relationship with suppliers.
Manage price, lead time and supply assurance.
Ensure the most cost effective solutions with respect to materials and goods.
Raise purchase orders and Negotiate contracts.
Ensure accurate SAP records are maintained.
Strategically maintain competition amongst suppliers.
Manage supplier negotiation, appraisal and evaluation.
Manage competitive tendering, Requests for Quotation (RFQs) and benchmarking.

The ideal candidate will have proven Indirect Purchasing experience within a commercial environment. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate a sound level of commercial acumen and excellent analytical skills together with the ability to communicate effectively with suppliers and internal customers. Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office and SAP is essential.

This position is likely to suit a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Lead Buyer, Indirect Buyer, Category Manager, Commodity Manager.

For more information please contact Ben Vokes on 02392 314 696 or email on

STR Limited is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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