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Artis Recruitment Ltd

Queen Charlotte House

53 Queen Charlotte St

Bristol, BS1 4HQ

Senior Buyer

Artis Procurement are pleased to be supporting this leading organisation who are looking to recruit a Buyer due to sustained and planned growth. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate with strong supplier management, negotiation and supply chain skills to join a busy team. You will be responsible for selecting suppliers and negotiating prices for materials and services ensuring a high standard of quality and delivery are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining assigned supplier relations by selecting suppliers and negotiating prices for material and/or services required, so ensuring procurement of nominated materials and services to agreed programmes by the most economic, timely and efficient means.
  • Analyse, negotiate and report supplier price changes.
  • Conduct periodic commodity surveys to obtain price comparisons; evaluate market trends to develop new services and create cost savings.
  • Responsible for forecasting market trends affecting material and service availability cost, raw material and products.
  • Ensure all purchasing requisitions and programmes are correct and reflect the current supplier’s lead-times, keeping management and user departments informed where changes threaten work programmes.
  • Identify potential problem areas and recommend changes.
  • Follow up on rejected material and obtain necessary credit.


  • Previous experience in a purchasing role is essential, preferably manufacturing but not essential.
  • Inter-operational process management experience, with a good knowledge of purchasing procedures, is essential.
  • Excellent negotiating skills required.
  • Task / Achievement focused.
  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Membership of CIPS is an advantage.

For full information regarding this role, please contact me directly, initially with a CV ahead of a conversation.

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    Paul Bryan

    Artis Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain & Artis Customer Contact are the established experts in resourcing for mid-senior level Procurement and Customer Contact leadership roles.

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