Senior Buyer

Overview

Sensoteq is a market leader in industrial wireless sensing for condition monitoring. We design and manufacture low-powered wireless sensors for remote machine health monitoring, providing continuous measurements of parameters such as temperature and vibration on high wear components in a wide range of industrial applications.
Following a successful first 6 years in business, Sensoteq has an ambitious growth plan to achieve. To support our exciting growth in sales demand, we would like to source an individual to help us maintain a steady flow from our supply chain.
The combination of the global pandemic, the UK leaving the EU, and the war on Ukraine have contributed to global supply challenges in the component and raw material marketplace. These challenges are highlight the need for focus and experience in supply chain.
We want to source an enthusiastic and experienced individual to work with the operations manager to mitigate these new risks to our business. This individual will contribute to our supply chain management framework and will be responsible for maintaining our production schedule while securing a reliable and competitive supply of material.
There will be opportunities for growth in this role as the operations department scales with the growing sales demand.

What you will be doing:

• Buyer for all components on production released products
• Liaise with sales team to agree production schedule
• Maintain production schedule by maintaining controlled supply of material
• Minimise budget increase on BOM targets based on market challenges
• Secure longer-term buys to reduce risk and optimise margin
• Prepare and review bids, proposals, and vendor agreements
• Review and resolve vendor issues
• Identify and research potential new suppliers
• Monitor business trends and product availability
• Build relationships with suppliers to negotiate best prices
• Track performance within each spend category
• Maintain and support company ERP system

Essential criteria

• University Degree or Relevant Qualification e.g. CIPS
• 4 years of industrial experience

Desirable criteria

• ERP system interaction with focus on procurement
• Full procurement cycle
• Production schedule management
• Risk management
• Experience in budget reporting and forecasting
• Self-motivated and enthusiastic with strong computer literacy
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Works effectively under pressure to tight deadlines

Our Culture and Benefits

• Flexible working hours

• Private health insurance
• Staff organised events like football, bouldering, hiking, cooking
• On and off-site social gatherings
• Off street city centre parking (can be used at weekends)

If you are prepared for a challenge at an ambitious company, send your CV to tmcclelland@sensoteq.co.uk