Senior Buyer | FTSE 100 International | Southampton

Southampton, Hampshire
£35-45,000 + 23 Days Hol + Pension + Company discount + Annual Health screening + Life Assurance
25 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
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Full Time

This leading FTSE 100 organisation is undergoing an exciting period of growth within the Procurement function, following the creation of a new Category Team and up to 6 new roles, and has created 2 new Senior Buyer roles.

You will be a strategic and commercially astute Senior Buyer, looking to take ownership of spend activity in either Direct or Indirect categories. Based in state-of-the-art facilities in Southampton, you will undertake responsibility for Category Sourcing Strategy for defined areas, including the full end-to-end supply process for multi-million pound spend.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and lead category sourcing strategy
  • Manage the ongoing commercial, operational, quality and risk management requirements within the category
  • Responsible for the full end to end sourcing and supply process for a category
  • Collaborate closely with the various business partners
  • Engage effectively with the supply market for the category to bring value added innovation and opportunities to the business
  • Manage supplier relationships
  • Lead and execute tendering, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities on significant spend areas within the category.
  • Identify and lead opportunities within the category to drive performance in supply, cost, quality, innovation and risk.  
  • Ensure the relevant data in purchasing systems is updated and maintained in a timely and accurate manner.

Skills & Experience:

  • Graduate calibre
  • Previous experience in end to end sourcing
  • Supplier Relationship Management experience
  • Strong communicative skills and an ability to operate and influence at all levels
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Previous exposure to technical parts (Directs) or Indirects Procurement

For more information or to be considered for this role please contact Tom on 01962 869838 or apply today.