Group Buyer

2 days left

Dependent on experience
24 Jul 2019
21 Aug 2019
Jessica McLachlan
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for a Group Buyer to join a world-renowned life science company based in the Ayrshire area. As the Group Buyer you will be responsible for working with the Materials Manager to support the company's production of innovative diagnostic testing kits and services by managing a portfolio of suppliers across the industry, negotiating payment terms and developing ideas and strategies for improving efficiency.


Your duties as the Group Buyer will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. Monitoring costs within the designated budget and identifying, achieving and reducing cost savings to optimise company operations.

2. Managing a portfolio of suppliers, including negotiation of costs and payment terms, and managing the selection of new suppliers in order to ensure quality, delivery and service requirements are met.

3. Developing strategies and plans to improve efficiency, reduce costs, add value, aid business performance and lead to continuous improvement within purchasing.

4. Engaging with Materials Planners and suppliers to discuss new projects, supplies and initiatives and to discuss impact of any changes to purchasing or production. Additionally, as the Group Buyer, you will stay up to date on any chances that may affect supply and demand of products and plan accordingly.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Group Buyer we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in a Life Science discipline e.g. Biology, Food Science, Biomedical Science, Microbiology or other technical degrees.

2. Proven industry experience in a Buying or Purchasing or similar role, preferably within the Life Sciences industry.

3. A current driving licence is essential - this role is predominately based in Ayr, but will involve visits to other sites and suppliers as required.

4. Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Key Words: buying | purchasing | food science | biology | microbiology | negotiating | Group Buyer | suppliers

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