Category Buyer | Pioneering Aviation Organisation | Sussex
This prestigious brand has seen a sizeable transition from a tactical purchasing department to a strategic procurement function that is entwined within the wider business. With the recent appointment of a new Procurement Director, the function is taking a new direction which will see a reinvigorated approach to Procurement with some ambitious savings targets to achieve in 2017/18.
You should be an experienced and commercially focussed Procurement professional who will have the responsibility and accountability for spend management supporting direct categories. The successful candidate will have excellent stakeholder engagement and a proven track record in assisting with projects that deliver compliance, manage risk and maximum value for money.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Assist with sourcing initiatives, providing technical and market expertise, content expertise and value delivery (total cost of ownership), whilst reporting risk and issues with suppliers
- Accountability for direct categories, with responsibility for total expenditure to ensure products and services are sourced competitively and cost effectively in order to meet the businesses’ requirements
- You will assist in supplier selection and qualification process and manage relationships with suppliers using supplier relationship management techniques (including supplier development and measurement)
- Establish category prioritises based on benefits, opportunities and business requirements
Skills and Achievements:
- Demonstrable experience in sourcing and procurement roles
- Proven negotiation experience
- Proven analytic capabilities
- Reasonable knowledge of commercial agreements
- Highly motivated with a capability to handle demanding workload that requires accuracy
- Proven ability to solve problems promptly and effectively
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills in MS Office
- Sound stakeholder management experience
This really is an exciting role in a growing Procurement team where opportunity to identify areas of savings are plentiful. Please apply asap!