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With more and more organisations looking to streamline their processes to optimise profits, the demand for proven professionals has never been greater. That’s where our three decades of purchasing, procurement and sourcing recruitment expertise really comes into its own.

First we’ll interrogate your unique business challenges, whether that’s sourcing raw materials for manufacture or securing professional services. Then we’ll develop a recruitment strategy that will quickly put you in touch with the sharpest minds in procurement and purchasing. Before you know it you’ll be cutting costs and eliminating risk in a way that’s responsible, repeatable and reliable.

Purchasing, Procurement and Sourcing Recruitment - Martin VeaseyHere are just a few reasons why we’re trusted to deliver in this sector:

  • Our client portfolio spans blue chip and SMEs across the globe, which is why you’ll find our candidates in over 43 countries.
  • Our candidates are proven at delivering long-term sustainability in a short space of time and are equally at home sourcing from around the world as they are in the UK.
  • Our proven experience in recruiting purchasing, procurement and sourcing executives runs in parallel with our experience of recruitment within the supply chain sector as a whole.
  • Thanks to our proactive approach to recruitment we already have a global talent pool of purchasing professionals, with many more leading candidates also on our radar.

If you’re looking for a role in purchasing and procurement be sure to check out our latest vacancies or ping us your CV.


In their own words

“Martin Veasey Talent Solutions for me are different to many other recruitment agencies as they provide a very personable service for their prospective candidates. They very much practice what they preach!   When I first my Roheela for my initial interview it felt very much like an interview with the company.  She was very knowledgeable about the job role but also about the business and the team I would be working in, their culture and more specifically the management team and their personality profiles and where I could fit into the business.  This really helped me prepare for the interview in the correct way but also gave me an understanding of whether I felt I could fit into the team, which from a candidate point of view is actually very important if you are looking long term.  The level of detail provided about the role was also second to none and the role has lived up to the expectation set out at the start.   All in all I would recommend Roheela and Martin Veasey Talent Solutions to any of my network if looking for the next step in their career."
– Category Manager, Construction Sector


Role up, role up

Here are just some of the purchasing and procurement positions we’ve filled for our UK and international clients over the years. Unable to see the role you’re looking for? Don’t worry, just get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.

Typical Roles:

  • Procurement Analysts
  • Buyers
  • Supply Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Procurement Excellence
  • Category Buyers
  • Category Managers
  • Commodity Managers
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Supplier Development Managers
  • P2P Specialists
  • EPC Procurement 
  • Head of Procurement 
  • Head of Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Procurement Director
  • Vice President Procurement
  • Chief Procurement Officer

We have recruited in a range of industry sectors including:

  • Aerospace/Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Chemical & Natural Resources
  • Construction & Building Materials
  • Consultancy & Outsourcing
  • Drinks/Beverage Production
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • FMCG & Food Processing
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health Care & Medical Devices
  • IT
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
  • Retail 
  • Service Industries
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities & Nuclear Power

Let’s get down to details

From graduate to boardroom, interim to permanent, UK to international, we’ll uncover the best active and passive talent out there. Salaries in this sector generally range from £40,000-£120,000+.

Put our Recruitment Solutions to the test:

  • Executive Search and Headhunting
  • Advertised Selection
  • Fast-track Contingency/Database Search
  • International, Multiple Role and Team Recruitment

Take advantage of our HR and Talent Management services:

  • Psychometric Testing
  • Career and Executive Coaching
  • Talent and Strategy Planning
  • Outplacement

Intrigued? Let’s talk

To find out how our tried, tested and trusted insight and innovation can deliver you the brightest purchasing and procurement talent call 01905381320  or email info@martinveasey.com.

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For more information please click on the links below to read one of our blog articles or download a report or guide.

Blogs

What Brexit Has in Store for Your Procurement Team

Is Your Procurement CV Still Fit For Purpose?

Purchasing & Procurement: Career Path and Salaries

Reports and Guides

How to Create a Development Plan for Your Purchasing, Procurement and Sourcing Employees
 

1087063_1655830932
Very competitive interim day rate

INTERIM SENIOR BUYERS/CATEGORY SPECIALISTS

"EPC, CAPEX ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS - (INTERIM 12 - 18 MONTHS CONTRACTS)"

£COMPETITIVE RATES (DOE)

Location: Hybrid Working (Client Site North West Based)

 

Our client is long established and pivotal player within the energy and utilities supply chain and utilises world leading technology at its plant in the North West. As a result of continued growth and major projects our client is looking for Senior Buyers/Category Specialists for its CAPEX, EPC/Engineering, Construction and Projects function on an interim (12-month - 18 month contract) basis.

The focus of the roles will be the leadership of cross functional teams on major sourcing projects, developing and executing sourcing strategies; the tender and negotiation process; supplier selection, drafting, award, and execution of contracts; commercial management of suppliers post contract management of capital investments and infrastructure projects and the delivery of strategic change and operational efficiency. Our client is seeking graduate calibre, MCIPS qualified EPC Construction and Engineering Projects specialists experienced with £multimillion projects and associated CAPEX Spend.

The Role:

  • To support the EPC Project Procurement Manager/ Engineering, Construction and Projects Team in the execution of both local and global strategies.
  • To work with relevant customers/stakeholders and procurement colleagues in the development and execution of customer aligned and fully integrated category plan(s) for Engineering, Construction and Projects, and taking the commercial lead in the sourcing, selection and management of suppliers for all associated projects.
  • As a member of a global procurement and category team actively contribute to the development and execution of the category plan and associated projects in order to drive maximum value from the supply chain and the dissemination of best practice.
  • To actively contribute to the development of the Category Plan such that the Team is clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process.
  • To develop, evaluate and manage internal and external supplier relationships such that they support the optimisation of our client's position.
  • To manage significant and complex supplier contracts in line with corporate policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company
  • To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
  • To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
  • To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
  • To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
  • Support the Procurement Manager in the development of self and peers in becoming a professional customer facing value adding function and exploiting the collective knowledge of the Procurement function.

 

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated (or with evidence of recent CPD) plus MCIPS essential.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, capital intensive industry, chemicals, construction, environments etc.
  • At least four years' procurement experience including minimum two years in a category manager or senior buyer role within the £multi million multi year, large scale CAPEX, Engineering, Construction Projects category area.
  • EPC engineering and construction contract framework experience and knowledge essential.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, persuasion and influencing including business case development and presentation experience.
  • Excellent track record of supplier management and development including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers.
  • Experience of advising and leading on bid evaluation approach in support of supplier selection.
  • Experience of development and execution of project procurement strategies within the context of construction and engineering projects.
  • Able to drive a lean sourcing culture, driving efficiencies and improvements by challenging current practice and actively participating with regulatory bodies to support innovative procurement.

 

To apply without delay, please send your CV quoting reference LX 1087063 Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

 

 

1087060_1655830574
Very competitive interim day rate

INTERIM BUYER/CATEGORY BUYER- EPC ENGINEERING/CAPITAL PROJECTS (12-18 MONTHS)

£Very Competitive Rates

Location: Hybrid Working - Client Site in North West

Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious procurement professional seeking the next step on the ladder within a global multinational energy environment. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.

Our client has an opportunity for an Interim Buyer to join its EPC Engineering & Construction capital projects procurement management team, for 12-18 months with strong possibility to become permanent.

Specifically, you will provide direct support to the pan European Capital Projects Procurement Management team with the completion of existing contractual requirements as well as providing procurement support to the EPC capital projects procurement capabilities.

This role will offer accelerated career development to a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and to build the skills and technical procurement capabilities to progress on a fast track to permanent or interim Senior Buyer roles within the capital projects arena. Our client may also be able to support your CIPS studies as well as offering you lots of other training and development to enhance your career.

An interest in and some previous experience of capital projects procurement, as a Buyer, within civil and general building disciplines of construction would be a good foundation for this role. Some previous experience of drafting and executing model form contracts, such as the management of term and framework contractors will be very useful. Our client will provide extensive training.

The Role:

  • Manage the delivery of capital project buying activity for planned spend opportunities within defined contractual spend levels throughout the capital project lifecycles.
  • Ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering 'agile' solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
  • Manage transactional negotiating and buying activities and support wider strategic procurement management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
  • Prepare RFQ's, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
  • Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Procurement Managers.
  • Assist with the commercial management of procurement contracts working in liaison with Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors & Cost Engineers throughout capital and project lifecycles.
  • Assist in the development and execution of detailed tender documentation for engineering, projects ranging in size and complexity.
  • Assist with the development of supply chain strategies and value delivery plans for allocated categories of spend across the capital and decommissioning projects landscape.
  • Identification of savings targets, baseline agreements and methodologies for reporting purposes.
  • Reporting on forecasts, actuals, annualised and cumulative savings figures.
  • Assisting with the delivery of actual value savings in line with agreed forecasts and contractual parameters.
  • Assist with risk analysis of key areas of the supply chain and asset base to establish demand pipeline and drive value delivery targets.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified MCIPS or willing to study.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, chemical, nuclear, energy, power generation, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, engineering, capital intensive industry, public sector OJEU environments if combined with private sector procurement experience.
  • At least 18 months procurement experience in a buyer role within Direct or Indirect Spend area, Manufacturing, CAPEX, Civils, Minor Works, Capital Projects, Engineering, Facilities Management, General Building Projects, Construction arena.
  • Some experience of assisting with the preparation and execution of model form contracts and the management of term and framework contractors highly advantageous but training will be provided.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Some experience of supplier management including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers would be highly advantageous.
  • Confidence and capability to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and procurement and category managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focused.

 

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a complex and challenging business that really values its people

To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 1087060 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

1076741_1655830085
£Very Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Benefits + Relocation Assistance

SENIOR BUYERS/CATEGORY SPECIALISTS

"EPC, CAPEX ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS"

£Very Competitive +  Bonus + Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

Location: Hybrid Working (Client Site North West Based)

 

Our client is long established and pivotal player within the energy and utilities supply chain and utilises world leading technology at its plant in the North West. As a result of continued growth and major projects our client is looking for Senior Buyers/Category Specialists for its CAPEX, EPC/Engineering, Construction and Projects function.

The focus of the roles will be the leadership of cross functional teams on major sourcing projects, developing and executing sourcing strategies; the tender and negotiation process; supplier selection, drafting, award, and execution of contracts; commercial management of suppliers post contract management of capital investments and infrastructure projects and the delivery of strategic change and operational efficiency. Our client is seeking graduate calibre, MCIPS qualified EPC Construction and Engineering Projects specialists experienced with £multimillion projects and associated CAPEX Spend.

The Role:

  • To support the EPC Project Procurement Manager/ Engineering, Construction and Projects Team in the execution of both local and global strategies.
  • To work with relevant customers/stakeholders and procurement colleagues in the development and execution of customer aligned and fully integrated category plan(s) for Engineering, Construction and Projects, and taking the commercial lead in the sourcing, selection and management of suppliers for all associated projects.
  • As a member of a global procurement and category team actively contribute to the development and execution of the category plan and associated projects in order to drive maximum value from the supply chain and the dissemination of best practice.
  • To actively contribute to the development of the Category Plan such that the Team is clear on the vision, strategy and implementation process.
  • To develop, evaluate and manage internal and external supplier relationships such that they support the optimisation of our client's position.
  • To manage significant and complex supplier contracts in line with corporate policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company
  • To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
  • To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
  • To develop partnerships with customer groups and business leaders in order to gain their support and co-operation in the delivery of sourcing projects and the category plan.
  • To work with key customers to ensure an effective view of business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic expectations are formed on all sides.
  • Support the Procurement Manager in the development of self and peers in becoming a professional customer facing value adding function and exploiting the collective knowledge of the Procurement function.

 

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated (or with evidence of recent CPD) plus MCIPS essential.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, aerospace, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineering, capital intensive industry, chemicals, construction, environments etc.
  • At least four years' procurement experience including minimum two years in a category manager or senior buyer role within the £multi million multi year, large scale CAPEX, Engineering, Construction Projects category area.
  • EPC engineering and construction contract framework experience and knowledge essential.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, persuasion and influencing including business case development and presentation experience.
  • Excellent track record of supplier management and development including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers.
  • Experience of advising and leading on bid evaluation approach in support of supplier selection.
  • Experience of development and execution of project procurement strategies within the context of construction and engineering projects.
  • Able to drive a lean sourcing culture, driving efficiencies and improvements by challenging current practice and actively participating with regulatory bodies to support innovative procurement.

 

To apply without delay, please send your CV quoting reference LX 1076741 Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

 

 

1076739_1655829662
£Very Competitive (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

BUYER/CATEGORY BUYER- EPC ENGINEERING/CAPITAL PROJECTS

"Graduate calibre high potential sought for accelerated career development programme as an engineering buyer/project procurement senior buyer within global energy leader."

 

£Very Competitive (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

Location: Hybrid Working - Client Site in North West

Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

 

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious procurement professional seeking the next step on the ladder within a global multinational energy environment. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.

Our client has an opportunity for a Buyer to join its EPC Engineering & Construction capital projects procurement management team.

Specifically, you will provide direct support to the pan European Capital Projects Procurement Management team with the completion of existing contractual requirements as well as providing procurement support to the EPC capital projects procurement capabilities.

This role will offer accelerated career development to a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and to build the skills and technical procurement capabilities to progress on a fast track to Senior Buyer within the capital projects arena. Our client will support your CIPS studies as well as offering you lots of other training and development to enhance your career.

An interest in and some previous experience of capital projects procurement, as a Buyer, within civil and general building disciplines of construction would be a good foundation for this role. Some previous experience of drafting and executing model form contracts, such as the management of term and framework contractors will be very useful. Our client will provide extensive training.

The Role:

  • Manage the delivery of capital project buying activity for planned spend opportunities within defined contractual spend levels throughout the capital project lifecycles.
  • Ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering 'agile' solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
  • Manage transactional negotiating and buying activities and support wider strategic procurement management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
  • Prepare RFQ's, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
  • Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Procurement Managers.
  • Assist with the commercial management of procurement contracts working in liaison with Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors & Cost Engineers throughout capital and project lifecycles.
  • Assist in the development and execution of detailed tender documentation for engineering, projects ranging in size and complexity.
  • Assist with the development of supply chain strategies and value delivery plans for allocated categories of spend across the capital and decommissioning projects landscape.
  • Identification of savings targets, baseline agreements and methodologies for reporting purposes.
  • Reporting on forecasts, actuals, annualised and cumulative savings figures.
  • Assisting with the delivery of actual value savings in line with agreed forecasts and contractual parameters.
  • Assist with risk analysis of key areas of the supply chain and asset base to establish demand pipeline and drive value delivery targets.

 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified MCIPS or willing to study.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, chemical, nuclear, energy, power generation, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, engineering, capital intensive industry, public sector OJEU environments if combined with private sector procurement experience.
  • At least 18 months procurement experience in a buyer role within Direct or Indirect Spend area, Manufacturing, CAPEX, Civils, Minor Works, Capital Projects, Engineering, Facilities Management, General Building Projects, Construction arena.
  • Some experience of assisting with the preparation and execution of model form contracts and the management of term and framework contractors highly advantageous but training will be provided.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Some experience of supplier management including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers would be highly advantageous.
  • Confidence and capability to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and procurement and category managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focused.

 

 

 

967278_1654858471
£45000 - £60000 per annum Bonus Excellent Benefits Hybrid Working

SENIOR BUYER/CATEGORY SPECIALIST - INDIRECTS


"Graduate calibre, CIPS qualified Senior Buyer/ Category Specialist or Category Manager sought by global energy leader."


C£50-60000 (Dependent on Experience) Bonus Excellent Blue Chip Benefits Package


Location: North West (Hybrid Working)


Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

This is a permanent career development opportunity for a graduate calibre, CIPS qualified procurement professional to join a global multinational energy environment within its indirect spend area covering corporate and site services. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.
Our client has an opportunity for a Senior Buyer/Category Specialist for its Indirect Services Category Management team. Specifically, you will support categories such as Corporate & Professional Services, Site Services, Facilities Management, Engineering, MRO, Operational Support and Consumables with tactical and operational buying activities.
The Senior Buyer/Category Specialist will operate as part of a large procurement category management team, and will work closely with national, European and global divisions and business units.


The Role:
* The delivery of agreed category plans through the execution of strategic sourcing projects to meet business partner requirements, maximizing value for our client.
* Contributing to the development of category plans by creating and owning sub-category plans
* Support the development of medium to long range category plans and be able to influence the development of value delivery plans through knowledge of local needs and local supply markets.
* The implementation of strategic sourcing and supplier management activities to deliver in year value as well as using knowledge of local needs and supplier capabilities to contribute to the development of long-range category plans developed using standard company tools and communicated through the appropriate governance models.
* Savings delivery is a critical component of the role and Senior Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of reporting and management of value outlooks in standard company reporting tools.
* Collaborate with project specific stakeholders to ensure change management is efficient and effective to guarantee sustainable value delivery.
* Change management is a key challenge in the role and Senior Buyers must have expert influencing and negotiation skills alongside key technical competencies relating to procurement transactional planning, commercial contract management and supplier relationship management.
* Senior Buyers will provide the first line of supplier performance management activities to ensure sustainable and secure supply of goods and services to support ongoing safe and effective operation of facilities.

The Ideal Candidate:
* Will be university degree educated, part or fully qualified CIPS, with previous multinational strategic commercial procurement, buying and sourcing experience ideally within indirect categories, although experience in direct categories would still be of interest.
* Commercial procurement/tactical and strategic buying experience gained within a multinational matrix organisation.
* Currently working as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Specialist or Category Manager for a large matrix organisation.
* Experienced in sourcing, negotiation, and management of £multi million spend categories.
* Experienced in developing strategic category plans.
* A proven track record of working with senior stakeholders across multiple sites.
* Self-starter, with lots of initiative, drive, and ambition to succeed.
* Confidence and capability Must be able to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
* Excellent analytical, research, communication, and presentation skills.
* Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and sourcing managers.
* Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
* Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focused.
* Strong integrity ensuring procurement operates to high standards and is fully trusted by its internal and external stakeholders.
* Naturally analytical and inquisitive.
* Experience of SAP/SAP Ariba procurement systems essential.
* Demonstrate attention to detail to derive accurate and insightful recommendations.

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a business that really values its people.
To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 967278

1002983_1651232241
£50000 - £60000 per annum Bonus Benefits

SENIOR BUYER

 

"Excellent opportunity for CIPS part/qualified purchasing professional to reshape the buying and purchasing function for a highly successful supplier of equipment and consumables to the hospitality sector."

 

C£50-55000 Bonus Benefits

 

Location: Surrey

 

Commutable from Epsom, Chessington, Banstead, Caterham, Sutton, Croydon, Esher, Leatherhead, Cobham, Guildford, Byfleet, Weybridge, Chertsey, Walton on Thames Woking, Kingston on Thames

 

This is a Senior Buyer role for an ambitious professional who wants to make their mark

 

As a purchasing and buying professional, when was the last chance you had the opportunity to make your mark on a company?

 

Historically, whenever you've moved into new purchasing and buying roles, you'll have had to adopt legacy systems. Maybe you wished you could change them but couldn't for bureaucratic reasons? If so, our client needs your skills, as that's one of the key features of this position. They want to grow and expand their operation and know that it's time to bring in a purchasing specialist to help them achieve their ambitions.

 

As our client supplies bespoke and standard goods for the hospitality trade, they are looking for a purchasing and sourcing professional with knowledge of the B2B equipment and supplies sector and is part/fully CIPS accredited.

 

But this role isn't just about placing orders and matching up delivery notes, as they need someone to take a more strategic approach to the job. In addition, they're keen to develop robust systems that work across all the business functions. As such, you'll need to build working relationships with the sales and operations teams to make sure seasonal fluctuations are factored into your purchasing and sourcing strategy.

 

With suppliers in the UK and Europe, it will be up to you to develop long-term supply contracts and foster excellent working relationships with your suppliers. A core part of that process will be to implement formal supplier appraisal and improvement processes to ensure they can meet our client's future demand. You will be ably supported by an Assistant Buyer and a Purchasing Administrator.

 

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