Job Details


Project Buyer

Ref: HM/PB/F Salary: £Attractive Pkge Contract Type: PermanentLocation: Folkestone

Skill Set

Third Party Buyer, Buyer, Supply Chain,

A new instruction for a Project Buyer with a successful manufacturing client in the area.



Attractive salary depending on experience

Hybrid working arrangements ie. 50% working from home and 50% on site

4% company performance related annual bonus

9% matched pension scheme including salary exchange option

Health Cash Plan with Healthshield

Life Assurance cover at 4 x base salary

24 days annual holiday (can buy/sell 2 days per year) plus 8 bank holidays (9 for 2022)


The Position:

As a member of the Purchasing Team the Project Buyer will be required to source negotiate and contract for specified spend categories on behalf of user departments and to develop effective business partnerships with suppliers and internal customers.


The Must Haves:

We are looking for an individual with a strong understanding of end to end supply chain which should be evident in your work history.

Experience of working within a multi-national business and cross functional teamwork.

Significant Purchasing experience with a track record of delivering cost improvements.

A good technical understanding of purchasing within Pharma, Food Supplement, Cosmetic and/or Medical Devices

Experience of third party vendor management.


Areas of Responsibility:

Support and manage the commercial relationship between the New Product Introduction project team and external suppliers on specific projects so that customer needs are met, whilst maintaining effective business relationships with suppliers and customers.

Supply Gap Analysis

Supplier Negotiations & Regular meetings with suppliers on and off site – 10% travelling

Manage CMs relationship and KPIs for portfolio in charge

Manage European Rejects & Complaints issues for the portfolio in charge

Provide excellent customer service to internal customers

Cover for the Global Manufacturing Services Purchasing Manager as required


Skills and Attributes:

Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Strong analytical and problem resolution skills

Proven ability to deliver cost reductions

A skilled negotiator covering cost, relationships and contracts

Exposure to commodity management and project sourcing

Good project management skills, able to work on multiple complex projects

Focus on continuous improvement and digitally savvy

Empathetic with a customer service orientation

The role will require the ability to travel 10-15% approx. (UK and some Europe)


Education and Experience:

CIPS Qualified desirable or other Professional Qualification

Ideally qualified at Degree level

Must have excellent English both written and oral, other languages particularly French would be an advantage

Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

Proficient user of SAP



If you would like to be considered for the above, then please apply with an up to date CV asap.




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Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Heather Morgan

Tel: 01303 220844


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