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Senior Indirect Buyer

United Kingdom, LondonSupply Chain

Job description

Brompton wants to transform cities. By providing the means to commute or explore with a bike that you can take anywhere and store anywhere we can make cities better places to live in. Our high-quality products, combined with resurgence in cycling, means that we are enjoying strong, sustained growth. If we are to continue to thrive, we need to recruit great people who can contribute to our ambitious aims. We are a truly global company exporting 80% of our production to 45 countries around the world and intend to produce over 100,000+ bikes this year; though we believe we are just getting started. We can offer you a job you will not find anywhere else.

The role

As Brompton continues to grow, the need to centralise and control the indirect spend has become increasingly important, and as such Brompton is looking for someone to be responsible for the day-to-day indirect procurement activities. This role will require you to be a self-starter, good at analysing data, whilst ensuring that parts/services and contracts are delivered in line with the business and stake holders’ expectations.

Main duties

  • Responsible for managing the supply chain for indirect spend including (but not limited too), parts, services, energy, tooling & facilities
  • Managing all aspects of Brompton’s indirect spend for the entire business (circa £20m)
  • Targeting cost saving & consolidation opportunities in the indirect categories whilst maintaining quality and service.
  • Analysing the current spends and look for opportunities to save costs in line with the business KPI’s
  • Drive and develop a reliable, sustainable, and robust supply chain for alternatively sourced parts and services
  • Develop and implement contracts and long-term agreement for all newly sourced parts and services.
  • Managing bids and tenders for all contracting work
  • Overseeing the placing of purchase orders with suppliers, ensuring costs are maintained, and delivery times are met
  • Reducing the burden on BBL trading terms and import duties (where applicable) and taxes
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received, ensuring that any issues are fully investigated and resolved.
  • Develop and introduce KPI's throughout the indirect categories.
  • Negotiation and management of contracts ensuring supplier KPI's are maintained.
  • Attending internal meetings as and when necessary, with various departments.
  • Compliance with the processes and procedures in place within BBL.
  • Working on other projects as and when required
  • Any other tasks that may be deemed necessary.

Job requirements

Person Specification:

  • Good communication skills at different levels of the business.
  • Ability to build key relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Driven, motivated and a positive attitude.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Punctual, methodical, adaptable, and reliable.

Essential Skills:

  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Experience working with suppliers.
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a “hands on” procurement role.
  • Working knowledge of MRP/APS systems
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, Word, and Teams.

Desired skills

  • CIPS certified, desirable but not essential.


Brompton offers you a very excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate, and cooperate with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international, and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company and embrace differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

  • Huge discount on your very own Brampton (family and friends get discount too)
  • Position to thrive. Whether you are early in your career or an experienced professional, Brompton provides you with everything you need to excel in your job and for personal growth. You will be actively encouraged to increase your skillset and to attend relevant events.
  • Workplace Pension Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, Flexible Working, Cycle to Work Scheme to name just a few.
  • Birthday Breakfast, Family Fun Days, Christmas Parties, London to Brighton Bike Rides, Charity Raffles, Volunteering with the local community all go towards creating a working environment that is fun and enriching.