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Senior Buyer - External Manufacturing Europe

Senior Buyer - External Manufacturing Europe

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    West London

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    £45000 - £55000 per annum + car, bonus, pension

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    Charlie Fulham

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

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    Charlie Fulham

External Manufacturing Senior Buyer

As part of the Procurement Team for External Manufacturing, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for a portfolio of External Manufacturing Suppliers at European level. The role is to develop and implement sourcing strategies as well as create strong relationship with the different internal stakeholders in Marketing and R&D to efficiently support and drive the innovation pipeline. The position will also be responsible for managing high profile projects to support business continuity strategies and cost reduction programs as well as the management of COG's and payment terms in support of net revenue, gross margin and NWC improvement.

Key Responsibilities

* Support Quality and Regulatory to ensure compliance with laws and regulations, as well as company standards
* Secure supply chain on existing portfolio with implementation of Service Level Agreements
* Develop a strong Business Continuity Pipeline to secure service
* Support New Product Development to launch on time and at competitive prices
* Own the financial performance in terms of purchasing price variance
* Conduct benchmark studies with factories and other Suppliers
* Achieve optimum costs while ensuring high level of quality/service targets.
* Implement tools to monitor suppliers' performance and work with them to achieve high standards
* Develop in depth knowledge of the technologies and supply base for own portfolio
* Define a strategy to meet company objectives in terms of Compliance, Quality, Service, Net Revenue growth and Cost optimization.
* Gain management and stakeholders support for proposed strategies. Lead their implementation and regularly report on progress senior management


* Master degree in business, manufacturing, engineering, finance or other relevant discipline.
* 3 to 5 years of relevant Procurement experience in a fast-paced environment - previous experience with External Manufacturing is a plus.
* Strong negotiating, influencing and communication skills.
* Strong project management skills
* Demonstrated success in completing business improvement projects such as cost reductions and business simplification processes.
* Autonomous and self-starter
* Must have the ability to lead cross functionally with Marketing, Supply, R&D and Finance to promote change, drive efficiencies and make cost savings impact on the business.
* Structured, analytical and results-oriented
* Proficient in Excel
* Able to effectively communicate and to effect change with internal budget owners, peers, senior management and suppliers.
* Ability to work in a truly global organization. Proven experience in working in a fast moving and results driven environment which demands to work under continuous pressure.
* Willing to travel frequently
* Fluency in English is a must.