Buyer Health & Beauty Category
Buyer – Health & Beauty Industry
Salary £40k + Private Healthcare + Benefits + 25 Days Holiday
Our client is an experienced manufacturer of a wide range of toiletry products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. We ensure an understanding of our customer's businesses to whom we offer a wide range of services, including formulation development, material purchasing, manufacture and analysis.
As part of our group of companies, we work with a diverse range of customers, building relationships some of which have lasted over 30 years.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join our busy team. Manufacturing background would be ideal but not essential.
Develop the sourcing Strategy for all sectors of Chemicals/Packaging defining the current suppliers, a desired future state and provide and implement the strategy to reduce cost, supplier numbers and lead time whilst improving the overall service we receive.
Continue to develop supplier approval process ensuring we do not proliferate suppliers.
Jointly approve suppliers in conjunction with QA and the management team to ensure all suppliers are risk assessed.
Create annualised plans to reduce inventory in line with business requirements.
Lead and support current team.
Deliver lead time reduction project with support of supply chain, through supplier improvement or better buying.
Support the costing process to ensure a balanced sign off between planning, buying and quality is achieved.
Manage the approved supplier process to ensure we only trade with those that are deemed responsible suppliers.
Constantly review costing structures.
The ideal candidate will be CIPS qualified or working towards the qualification, experience in a similar or equivalent role and be PC literate (MS Excel and Word, MRP/ERP systems)
If this role sounds like your next move please apply with your current CV quoting reference 1737/9GJ
Not right for you? We’d still like to speak with you about other sales, marketing or category management opportunities, so please do send an up to date copy of your CV in word format and we will call you.
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