2781 – Senior Buyer

Potters Bar

As part of the Procurement team, reporting directly to the Head of Procurement, this position is to provide high-quality support to Operations by the effective procurement of key services and materials.


  • Supervision of Buyer and Procurement Administrators including workload allocation.
  • End to end responsibility for the procurement of goods and services to support operations for Projects and internal overheads.
  • Effective negotiation, placement and progress of PO’s encompassing value, quality and specification compliance.
  • Use of Procurement software to generate orders and manipulate data for reports.
  • Category Management of designated product groupings.
  • Order Expediting.
  • Managing procurement of materials to main distribution depot.
  • Attend project related meetings with stakeholders.
  • Support Head of Procurement with high value material purchasing.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and other IT applications
  • Good organisational and time-management skills.
  • A smart appearance and professional manner.
  • Analytical thinking and Problem-solving skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to offer new ideas.

General duties

  • Attend meetings with suppliers including quarterly reviews
  • Onboarding and review of suppliers including performance Measurement and Non-conformances
  • Monitoring and recording price increases and uploading to system.
  • Analysing supply and demand of items in the market to obtain the best price at certain periods of the year
  • Inter departmental liaison
  • Raising Invoice queries
  • Receipting deliveries in the system including chasing delivery notes
  • Producing Procurement reports
  • Actively promote a diverse & Inclusive working environment
  • Ensure the JSM Group brand is promoted positively and proactively
  • Work effectively as part of the Procurement team, and attend and engage fully in Team meetings
  • Compliance with all company Policies & Procedure


  • Health cashplan
  • Private pension scheme
  • Long service award
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Annual bonus

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