Senior Buyer

Location
Bristol
Salary
£30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted
24 Jul 2017
Closes
21 Aug 2017
Ref
123103393
Contact
Alex Chinea
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Senior Buyer
Bristol
£30,000 - £34,000 + 10% Bonus

Are you an Buyer with huge potential? Are you looking for a new position with the opportunity to influence the Procurement strategy of a major local organisation that has been in business for over 170 years? Do you have experience managing a range of tenders and influencing internal stakeholders across organisations?

Key Responsibilities

• Running regular supplier and contract performance reviews, based on feedback from suppliers, business stakeholders and supply chain data
• Use leading practice procurement tools and methodologies to develop and implement the sourcing strategies
• Focus on the sourcing, evaluation and negotiation of goods and services contracts and agreements of strategic importance to the business
• Manage and develop supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality - lead the commercial and contractual interaction with Category suppliers
• Working with internal customers to provide a "best in class" central procurement service to the business
• Assist in development and implementation of Commercial Management Best Practice
• Ensuring compliance with relevant EU and UK regulations, legislation and procurement law
• Liaise with Supply Chain Analyst to develop, implement and report a suite of category KPIs
• Prepare, issue and evaluate pre-qualification and tender documents.
• Provide support in contract drafting and negotiation of Terms and Conditions.
• Negotiation of new contracts and agreements

Previous Experience

• Experience in a Procurement or Supply Chain Management role, ideally within a regulated environment (e.g. public sector or utilities).
• A strong commercial and strategic mind-set; understanding the role of Procurement in delivering corporate goals and managing risk
• Proven strong negotiation and client / supply chain management experience; managing cost and value drivers effectively
• Good stakeholder management skills with a proven ability to communicate, support and challenge people across different business functions, backgrounds and all levels of seniority
• Experience delivering efficiency / cost savings / value for money within a supply chain management function
• A good working knowledge of relevant EU directives (Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016) Experience relevant to the sourcing category (Goods and Services or Capital)

Person Specification

• Knowledge of ERP systems (SAP preferable)
• SRM Sourcing and e-procurement tools (e.g. Achilles, OJEU)
• Degree in a relevant subject or equivalent level of experience
• MCIPS qualified or studying towards

If you are an experienced Procurement professional looking to take the next step in your career, please apply online today with a copy of your CV, or contact Chris Bradley at Procurement People.