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Description Vacancy

Job position:
Retail & Consumer Products
Employment type:
Start date:
213166048 (

Job description

The Strategic Buyer will be responsible for providing category support to the Procurement Manager.

Client Details

I'm working with a global business who manufacture equipment provided into various sectors including healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. The Strategic Buyer will be based out of the Andover site, however have interactions across EU manufacturing sites to leverage group spend and implement cost down initiatives and improve inefficiencies


Sourcing materials from suppliers at lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need. Selects and negotiates with approved suppliers and evaluates supplier reliability. Developing commercial relationships with suppliers and negotiating favourable pricing frameworks. Identifying high risk sources and facilitates access of new potential partners into the business. Working with the Procurement Manager to identify spend categories and direction for improvement.


As this position sits within a newly founded Procurement department the ideal candidate will be able to work autonomously and have a growth mindset. Developing new standard ways of working, whilst understanding best practice from a global Procurement function.

Knowledge of Procurement processes, policies and procedures
Data analysis, understanding trends and interrogating to find root cause
Experience within a strategic Procurement position within a manufacturing environment


Degree in Engineering related discipline, or related business degree

Job Offer

Competitive Salary

This position would be ideal for a Buyer looking to increase their involvement in a purely strategic position with a background involved in strategy, clear cost savings, cost down initiatives

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