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Senior Buyer – Inventory & Materials

City, Edinburgh
£30,000 to £40,000
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
We are looking for a Senior Buyer to join the UK Procurement team for a global research organisation working on the provision of innovative R&D services.
This is offered on a permanent, full-time basis. We are looking for those who can come into the office near Edinburgh 5 days/week, so you must either live within a commutable distance or be willing to relocate and be happy with office-based work.
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will responsible for the timely and cost effective management of inventory replenishment and materials management to the business. Strong relationship building skills is essential for this role as you ll liaise with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure only approved suppliers are utilised.
Strong Buyer/Purchasing experience in a large (ideally multinational) organisation for materials or inventory categories is necessary for this role.
In addition:
Ideally, be educated to degree level or possess a CPSM/MCIPS full certification
Supplier contract and pricing experience (not necessarily negotiation, just having worked with and understanding contracts/TOBs - any RFP/tender experience is a bonus)
You should have excellent negotiation skills and be able to communicate effectively to all business levels
Strong IT skills, particularly with Excel; SAP experience is desirable but not essential
Great attention to detail
Park Street People Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant UK legislation. We are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this role
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  • Job Reference: 662714596-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Park Street People
    Park Street People
  • Location: City, Edinburgh
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent