An industry-leading high-tech manufacturing company with a global foothold is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer.

Procurement Heads’ Industrial Practice is currently working alongside an industry-leading manufacturer, recruiting a Senior Buyer to join its dynamic and collaborative procurement team.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you will be responsible for managing a spend of £40m across electronics.

You will have one direct report which you will be responsible for mentoring and developing.

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone coming from a manufacturing or complex procurement background looking to join a fast-paced high performing team which encourages collaboration.

As Senior Buyer your responsibilities will include:

  • Purchasing site lead for Southampton
  • Obtain quotations, negotiate pricing, lead times, and commercial terms/agreements
  • Execute MRP output and generate purchase orders
  • Manage deliveries and inventory
  • Support new product development and introduction
  • Identify and manage supply chain risk
  • Support cost reduction initiatives and evidence-based reporting of cost savings and avoidance
  • Support the development of and execute commodity/category strategies
  • Manage and implement design changes with minimal business impact
  • Quarterly supplier KPI reporting
  • Resolve invoice and/or delivery queries
  • Work with the quality team to address any supply chain-related quality issues
  • Input and maintain master data within the ERP system
  • Collaboration with team members and stakeholders across the business and plants primarily in Germany, Poland, China and the USA
  • Support the Head of Procurement in developing effective processes and tools to support the ambitions and vision during the coming years

Key experience:

  • IT literate, strong knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams
  • Purchasing professional with 5-10 years experience in a supply chain setting
  • Experience working in the technology sector and a complex manufacturing environment across multiple locations
  • Good understanding of project management principles, practices, and processes
  • Excellent knowledge of S&OP and MRP/ERP systems (including SAP)
  • Excellent commercial/financial acumen


  • Degree qualified in either a technical or business discipline  
  • CIPS preferred but not essential

Benefits of the Senior Buyer role include:

  • £45-50,000
  • Flexible working
  • Pension contribution

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