Strategic Buyer – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

Designing, delivering and implementing a robust Supply Chain and Procurement strategy to assess global markets and seek out and onboard appropriate new sources of supply to maintain Freedom Fibre’s growth plans and targets whilst maintaining the competitive edge and ensuring secure future capacity planning.

Competitive sourcing of all assigned materials/categories and the management of the associated supplier relationships and supply chain, to deliver the optimal quality, service, technology, and value to Freedom Fibre.

Core Responsibilities

  • Complete supply market studies to gain a clear understanding of all appropriate sourcing pipelines

  • Develop Buyer Business Plans to implement coherent sourcing strategies to support Freedom Fibre’s rapid growth

  • Conclude competitive bidding processes to select optimal suppliers

  • Implement rapid onboarding processes for new suppliers

  • Cooperate closely with technical and design staffs to ensure early engagement and rapid implementation of new products

  • Agree strong Freedom Fibre contracts in tandem with Legal

  • Lead all commercial discussions and negotiate extended payment terms where appropriate

  • Ensure best value delivery to Freedom Fibre at all times.

Reporting to

Head of Supply Chain and Procurement

Skills and Experience

  • Experience supply chain/procurement/contract management

  • Relevant experience from the Telecoms sector would be an advantage

  • Experience of working with ERP systems

  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel)

  • Experience with MRP systems (Simpro) (desirable)

  • Strong communication skills

  • Good organisation and planning skills

  • Good mathematical/analytical skills.


  • Degree level education (desirable)

Personal attributes

  • Precise and diligent

  • Ability to adapt to changing situations and make sound decisions accordingly

  • Strong personality/drive/ambition.

Our Ideal Fit

Someone who is a team player and willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time in order to take this business from start-up to industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

Freedom Fibre offers the chance to grow as a person and in a professional capacity and prides itself on a sustainable work environment that provides flexible working and support throughout the entire business.

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere where you’ll be encouraged to speak out and contribute where ever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open from 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work-life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive benefits package including bonus, generous pension, private healthcare and flexible working along with other benefits.

Freedom Fibre is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring and welcoming place for all employees.

Place of Work

The place of work will be our offices in Irlam, near Manchester.



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