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Senior Buyer - Crawley

Reference Number: 921185 | Salary: £50 - £55,000 | Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom | Division: Commercial Permanent

An amazing opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain Manager / Senior Buyer to join an ambitious and supportive team within an expanding company with fantastic career opportunities.

This is an excellent role working in a really vibrant environment with a company that is progressive, innovative and always striving to build on success.

Key responsibilities & tasks:

  • Previous experience of managing a small buying team
  • Confident with managing Supplier relationships
  • Setting up supplier agreements, stock return policy or sales volume rebates
  • Managing Stock levels to agreed KPI’s
  • Setting up inventory and Purchasing KPI’s
  • Ensuring the supply chain team add value to customers by giving service to our sales team by delivering product on time and finding solution to solve customer needs.
  • Manage supplier price list and distribution across the business
  • Able to manage a warehouse team.
  • Liaising closely with Warehouse Manager on stock holding volumes and space requirements.
  • Negotiate discounts based on volumes with all local suppliers aimed at reducing costs
  • Chasing orders
  • Complete tenders as requested
  • Liaise with existing suppliers and be able to source alternative suppliers.
  • Be aware of the profit implication of stock holding costs, including redundant stock and damaged stock.
  • Be aware of the cost implications of transferring goods.
  • Identify Potential Customers where possible from supplier contacts


Key skills required:

  • Think outside the box
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Strong negotiator
  • Analytical Approach
  • Good Communication skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Numerate
  • Good administrator
  • Able to perform to KPI’s
  • CIPS Qualification

Key Competencies:

  • Adding Value
  • Self Confidence
  • Energy & Perseverance
  • Developing Self
  • Customer Orientation
  • Building effective working relationships
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Problem solving
  • Integrity


  • £50,000 - £55,000
  • A company car is optional
  • Pension
  • Free Parking

Does this sound like your new dream role then please send your CV today!

Harris Lord are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this role.

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Contact: Ashley-Coral Humphreys

Keywords: Supply Chain Manager, Buyer, Senior Buyer, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Stock Control, Purchase Orders

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