Robust and pro active Senior Buyer

GBP30000.00 - GBP47000.00 per annum +
24 Jul 2017
23 Aug 2017
Matthew Quilter
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Robust and pro active Senior Buyer

Your new role
Provide procurement best practice across designated areas of spend, as directed by the Procurement Manager or Head of Procurement, to deliver the agreed savings targets, manage supplier performance and mitigate risk. Establish strong relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels to support the delivery of the company's procurement strategy. Deliver ongoing excellence in procurement and supplier management to meet present and future organisation needs. Share best practice and work collaboratively to deliver the best possible procurement outcomes for the budget holder's departments. Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and ongoing maintenance of a strong and credible procurement function that is integral and a leader in the commercial development of the business.
  • Establish strong internal client and supplier relationships at all levels. Build professional working relationships with business stakeholders promoting communication and innovation.
  • Implement and maintain best practices for end-to-end management of all supplier decisions, sourcing, negotiations, financial analysis, contracting, procurement, and ongoing supplier management in your agreed areas or projects. Procurement to take the lead on negotiations, contract development and adherence to best practice and procurement policy.
  • Help business owners develop sourcing strategy and identify SMART specification of needs. Define and conduct requests for information and tenders in support of the budget holders to find the best sourcing solution that meets business and commercial requirements.
  • Make Ben coffee when requested
  • Support the research of best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data, and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results.
  • Collect and analyse spend data, perform data analysis to identify new sourcing and cost optimization opportunities
  • Work through the procurement processes to help the business reduce current spend levels and achieve its savings targets. Deliver the target savings including cost avoidance agreed on an annual basis.

What you'll need to succeed
This client is taking a new approach with this position being open to background and industry sector providing you have clear evidence of managing end to end procurement and the cost savings your delivered. At interview you can demonstrate examples of winning over difficult internal stakeholders and the positive outcomes from you hard work.

Other key skills include:

  • Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Appropriate operational procurement experience.
  • Strong numeracy and negotiation skills.
  • Understands and is able to demonstrate Procurement Best Practice.
  • Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills with the ability to build effective internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Ability to reconcile conflicting demands, delivering multiple projects

What you need to do now
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