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Search Results for Buyer
Job Title. Location Salary Actions

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist A Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist is required to join a world leading Medical Device business based in Clonmel. This is a newly created role within an expanding Global Strategic Sourcing Function offering hybrid working. The Role Responsible for developing and executing optimal commodity & sourcing strategies Establish & enhance Supplier relationships to drive sourcing & supplier initiatives to meet or exceed product quality, service & deliver sustainable cost reductions, while reducing or...

Location: Clonmel,
Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Clonmel Not Disclosed

Procurement Specialist

A Procurement Specialist is required to join a global telecoms business based in London. This is an opportunity to join a highly skilled team focused on creating best practice in international procurement, improve efficiencies and economies of scale, anticipate and evolve future facing commercial models. Main activities of the team include procuring globally sourced common products and services, vendor management of cross company contracts, including activities such as adherence to contractual obligations, renewals, identify new areas for further efficiency The Role &bu...

Location: London,
Procurement Specialist
London Not Disclosed
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Buyer Career Profile


A typical Buyer role is to help control and manage purchasing of a designated portfolio of materials/services depending on the nature of the organisation. The buyer is generally responsible for strategies to deliver improved value for money and supplier performance and requires a balance of procurement expertise, appropriate specialist experience with well-developed negotiation, and contract management skills.

Buyers will be expected to work closely with stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes against business plans. The buyer may also typically be responsible for analysis and management of inventory, while ensuring other key process metrics of the organisation are met. The development and maintenance of the supply chain for the business unit will also be a key expectation of the role of a Buyer.

Typical Duties of a Buyer include

  • To help deliver Supply Chain Objectives
  • To deliver measurable improvements in value for money
  • Knowledge of contracts
  • Help maximise supplier performance
  • To help develop and deliver procurement strategies
  • To develop and maintain strong internal and external stakeholder relationships

Key skills of a typical buyer should possess are

  • 3rd level qualification in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management/Logistics or other equivalent is required
  • Three years plus experience in a buying/purchasing environment
  • Knowledge of company areas of spend (this tends to be industry specific)
  • High commercial acumen
  • Ability to deliver results
  • Strong interpersonal and team working skills essential
  • An understanding of business operations
  • PC literate