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Senior Buyer

Location:Darlington, County Durham


Salary:Up to £40,000 (DOE)

Benefits:Company car, 23 days holiday, 1 day off for birthday, 8 bank holidays, company Pension, Life Assurance, Discounts from retailers, Optional Health Care, Childcare Voucher Scheme

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Here at Northgate, everyone plays a part in what we do. We’re the kind of people who love rolling up our sleeves, getting stuck in, solving problems and meeting challenges. And if you have a talent for delivering great service to our customers, we could have a big part for you to play too.  We’re looking for a Senior Buyer to join our Procurement team at our head office in Darlington.

As our new Senior Buyer you’ll be part of a specialist team responsible for the procurement of a variety of goods and services.  You’ll deal predominantly with all of our direct procurement and will be responsible for the full procurement process from specification through to contract award and supplier management.  You’ll also be responsible for the assessment of current costs and suppliers, tender preparation, supplier negotiation and management.

In order for you to be successful in this role you’ll need a few years purchasing experience as well as a proven track record in establishing and maintaining a successful supply chain and delivering financial savings.  You’ll need to be an excellent negotiator and also be able to manage various stakeholders at any one time.  Experience of working to targets and deadlines is also a must for this role.

We’re offering a basic salary of up to £40,000 for the successful candidate as well as a car/car allowance and a bonus.  We also offer one of the best benefit packages in the industry as well as the opportunity to genuinely forward your career.  For more information on our full benefits package please visit

Northgate is an equal opportunities employer