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Senior Buyer

Job posted by: Natalie Morgan

We are looking for a GP Senior Buyer - Direct Materials, to work for our well-established client based in Folkestone. As a senior procurement team member, your role will be to source, negotiate and contract for specified spend categories on behalf of user departments. To develop effective business partnerships with suppliers and internal customers.


  • Supplier RFQ for projects (NPD and Rapid Commercialisation)

  • Contribution to project meetings representing the procurement department. Updates on price, lead time and associated costs for launch

  • COG confirmation with prices at a range of MOQs/EOQ's

  • Anticipate and communicate any potential risks to deliveries

  • Support and manage the commercial relationship between the Project Management Office team and external suppliers on specific projects so that customer needs are met, whilst maintaining effective business relationships with suppliers and customers.

  • Supply Gap Analysis - Assist in the delivering Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) o CDA GAP analysis and implementation - Supplier agreement/Contract analysis and execution - COPQ (Cost of Poor Quality) compliance and management

  • Participate in supplier performance management and reviews

  • Supplier Price Management - Negotiating pricing and terms, SAP maintenance

  • Manage Supplier relationships and KPIs for portfolio in charge

  • Assist with annual budget cost setting

  • Direct cover for the GP Procurement Manager as required and in times of absence

  • Participate and take ownership of G2G program, (cost down program)

Education and Experience:

  • CIPS Qualified Desirable or other Professional Qualification

  • Qualified at Degree level

  • Significant Procurement experience with a track record of delivering cost improvements

  • A strong understanding of End to End Supply Chain and SRM process

  • A good technical understanding of procurement within Pharma, Food Supplement and/or Cosmetic

  • Must have excellent English both written and oral, other languages particularly French would be an advantage

  • Be competent in MS Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Proficient user of SAP or similar ERP systems

  • Used to working in a multi-national business and cross functional teamwork

Hours - 37 hours per week, Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 4:30pm, with 45 minutes lunch break (30 minutes of which is unpaid)

If you possess the necessary skills and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting role.
This is a permanent position and a great opportunity to work for a successful company. If you feel you have the relevant experience, then please apply with an up-to-date CV.

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