Senior Buyer

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Category
    Sales & Retail - Other Sales & Retail
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Supply Chain & Logistics
  • External Reference
    SENIORBUYER-SS
  • Salary
    40000 £ - 45000 £ / Year

Are you an experienced Senior Buyer? Someone who has Far East travel experience and can utilise your knowledge to expand the already established company? If so, we would love to hear from you! Our fabulous client offers unique benefits, such as access to their swimming pool, great amenities, and free parking.


If you would like to be considered for the Senior Buyer role you will be responsible for the following:



  • Meeting, managing, assessing, engaging and motivating suppliers

  • Drive, manage and motivate a small team to support the sales departments with timely responses to customer-driven inquiries

  • Proposing and developing alternative supply sources

  • Implement appropriate process and disciplines

  • Follow customer/market trends to develop Household, Homewares and General Merchandise categories

  • Produce timely and accurate buying forecasts, plans, analyses, and cost reduction recommendations to enable budgets to be controlled and to make further decisions based on key drivers to improve company profitability

  • Identify, assess and monitor additional information/data which could be used in decision making, planning and forecasting

  • Assist the Buying/Managing Director on existing and future negotiations of external service providers

  • Utilise the knowledge and initiative of employees


Key requirements:



  • Far East experience is desirable

  • The process led to purchasing methods experience

  • Demonstrable passion for procurement and the category/industry

  • Retail industry supply experience is desirable

  • Experience managing a team is desirable

  • Demonstrate effective leadership, motivation, and people management skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to plan to meet deadlines through the personal organisation

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to prioritise multiple concurrent projects



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