en

Services

The UK's leading employers trust us to deliver fast, efficient talent solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements. Browse our range of bespoke services and resources.

Read more
Jobs

Let our industry specialists listen to your aspirations and present your story to the most esteemed organisations in the UK, as we collaborate to write the next chapter of your successful career.

See all jobs
Candidates

Together, we’ll map out career-defining, life-changing pathways to achieve your career ambitions. Browse our range of services, advice, and resources.

Learn more
Services

The UK's leading employers trust us to deliver fast, efficient talent solutions that are tailored to their exact requirements. Browse our range of bespoke services and resources.

Read more
About Robert Walters UK

Since our establishment in 1985, our belief remains the same: Building strong relationships with people is vital in a successful partnership.

Learn more

Work for us

Our people are the difference. Hear stories from our people to learn more about a career at Robert Walters UK

Learn more

Senior Buyer

Save job

Senior Buyer Salary: c£50,000 Location: West Lancashire Keywords: Procurement, Supply Chain, Negotiation, Vendor Management, Strategic Sourcing An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and experienced Senior Buyer to join a leading organisation in the heart of Blackpool. This role offers an attractive salary of £50,000 and the chance to be part of a dynamic team that values collaboration, commitment, and understanding. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on strategic sourcing initiatives, manage key vendor relationships, and contribute significantly to procurement strategies. * Attractive salary package circa £50,000 with market leading benefits and flexible hybrid working * Opportunity to work in a dynamic and collaborative environment * Chance to contribute significantly to procurement strategies

What you'll do:

As a Senior Buyer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the procurement strategy of the organsiation. You will be responsible for developing strategic sourcing initiatives, managing key vendor relationships, and ensuring value for money through effective negotiation. Your ability to connect with internal stakeholders and understand their needs will be crucial in this role. Additionally, your keen eye for monitoring market trends will help us identify potential opportunities or challenges. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to make a significant impact in a leading organisation.

  • Developing and implementing strategic sourcing initiatives that support business objectives
  • Managing key vendor relationships and negotiating contracts to ensure value for money
  • Contributing to procurement strategies and policies
  • Working collaboratively with internal stakeholders to understand their needs and requirements
  • Monitoring market trends and conducting analysis to identify potential opportunities or challenges

What you will bring:

The ideal candidate for this Senior Buyer position will bring a wealth of experience from a similar role. You will have proven negotiation skills, with a track record of managing key vendor relationships effectively. Your experience in developing strategic sourcing initiatives will be invaluable in this role. Furthermore, your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to connect with internal stakeholders and understand their needs. Your strong analytical skills will also be crucial in monitoring market trends and conducting analysis.

  • Proven experience in a similar senior buyer or procurement role
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to manage key vendor relationships effectively
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with internal stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to monitor market trends and conduct analysis
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and standards

What sets this company apart:

Our client is renowned for its inclusive culture that values collaboration, understanding, and commitment. They believe in nurturing talent from within, offering ample opportunities for career progression. Their focus on work-life balance is reflected in their flexible working arrangements. They are committed to creating an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and able to contribute their best.

What's next:

If you're ready to take the next step in your career and make a significant impact, don't hesitate!

Apply today by clicking on the link. We can't wait to hear from you!

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Purchasing / Procurement

Industry: Manufacturing and Production

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 per annum + market leading benefits

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Kirkham

Job Reference: NKWY55-8297B69A

Date posted: 13 June 2024

Consultant: Lee Carey

I'm Robert Walters Are you?

Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.