Senior Buyer

Reporting to the Head of Purchasing, you will be responsible for setting up and overseeing tenders, long term or one off projects that will add value to the organisation, negotiating with suppliers and supporting other functions within the business with their purchasing requirements, such as machinery, fleet and chemicals. We are a multisite organisation with varied functions and the scope of purchasing will be diverse and interesting.
Location:
Midlands, Northampton
Job Sector:
Other
Salary:
£30,000 Plus Pension, BUPA Medical Cash Plan, Life Assurance, 20 Days’ Holiday (rising with length of service)
Employment Type:
Permanent – Full Time
Hours of Work:
Full Time
Job Ref:
HKSSW2106/JR-JW

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Senior Buyer
Northampton, Northamptonshire
£30,000 Plus Pension, BUPA Medical Cash Plan, Life Assurance, 20 Days’ Holiday (rising with length of service)

Who are Olleco?

Olleco is a wholly owned subsidiary of ABP food group. Over the last 15 years we have developed into one of the UK’s leading examples of the circular economy. Serving the food industry, we help our customers collect their organic waste and we convert it into sustainable biogas and biodiesel helping to ensure that climate change doesn’t reach the catastrophic levels predicted by many scientists if we do nothing. We are quite literally helping to save the planet and we are committed to our role in delivering a sustainable future for our customers and their customers.

What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Head of Purchasing, you will be responsible for setting up and overseeing tenders, long term or one off projects that will add value to the organisation, negotiating with suppliers and supporting other functions within the business with their purchasing requirements, such as machinery, fleet and chemicals. We are a multisite organisation with varied functions and the scope of purchasing will be diverse and interesting.

What are we looking for?

Olleco is a fast-paced environment and you will need to be well organised and able to structure your own day and workload. You’ll need a broad range of skills to succeed. We don’t expect you to have all of these from the start, we will coach and train you and so it’s more important to us that you have the intelligence to grasp the department’s needs as well as the maturity and organisational ability to do the job. You’ll need to have good communication skills, analytical skills and a good command of English. You’ll need to demonstrate that you have curiosity which helps you learn things and that you are a problem solver who can come up with good ideas.

Academic qualifications:

- To be fully IT literate with experience of using Microsoft Office and advanced Excel skills
- At a minimum, GCSEs in English and Maths at Grade B / 5 (or equivalent)
- 2:1 degree (desirable)
- A full clean driving licence

Work Experience

- Ideally you will have at least two years’ experience in a purchasing environment.

Location

Based in Northamptonshire

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