Job Description

Senior Buyer

A Senior Buyer is required to work on a twelve month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Cheshire.

Overview of the Buyer contract role

My client have been awarded a Munitions Supply. This requires capital investment across its sites, mainly around plant & equipment and site infrastructure. This additional spend has highlighted the need for additional resource to help delivery this investment and ensure the value for money is achieved.

I am seeking resource who can quickly develop relationships with key stakeholders who can influence change by reinforcing a robust procurement process to include:

  • Specifying requirements,
  • Identifying potential suppliers,
  • Running e-sourcing events - Coupa.
  • Co-ordinating the evaluation, down-select, negotiation and award,
  • Managing the transaction (SAP/Coupa),
  • Identifying and obtaining approval of cost savings to the business, and
  • Managing suppliers to ensure delivery of goods/services as agreed.

Senior Buyer

  • Areas of spend may include a wide range of plant and equipment (machining centres, industrial press, spray paint booth, inspection/measuring equipment, cooling, etc. In addition, there is a wide range of infrastructure projects to improve site buildings.
  • Each site has appointed teams with a specific focus on delivering NMGs investment. I see this resource being a fundamental part of the team to deliver the investment and maximise cost savings.
  • In summary, a self-starter (x 3) who can influence change by getting close to the site stakeholders and demonstrate the value we can bring.

The role is based in Cheshire - commutable from Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Stone, Kidsgrove, Congleton, Macclesfield, Stockport, Manchester, Warrington, Liverpool, Northwich, Knutsford, Chester and Wrexham with excellent access from Birmingham

If you are a Senior Buyer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Defence opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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