Beaumont Select

Senior Buyer (Strategic Sourcing Associate)

West Sussex
28 Feb 2018
28 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting Senior Buyer (Sourcing Associate) opportunity with a high brand value, global organisation. You will involved in strategic sourcing across a variety of categories....

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Sourcing Professional, looking to develop their career in a major name multinational company. In this role you will support strategic sourcing and category plans in a variety of commodity areas including Technology, Professional Services, Human Resources and Real Estate related services.

As a leading global organisation in its sector, opportunities to maximise your career opportunities are excellent and the organisation offers support, development and training commensurate with its global status. The organisation regularly wins best places to work survey's including Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work and World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work.

Senior Buyer (Sourcing Associate) Skills Required:

  • Identifying, collaborating and executing on agreed sourcing and category plan strategies with Business Partners
  • Performing RFI, market analysis, total cost modelling, benchmarking and spend analysis
  • Supporting RFI/RFP/RFQ, supplier and negotiation process
  • Conducting meetings between the business and suppliers in support of RFI/RFPs and ensure project timelines and deliverables are met
  • Tracking and providing regular reporting and updates to the relevant parties (including line management, regional/global GSM team and key stakeholders) on project status
  • Leading or participating in cross markets/regional initiatives as defined by GSM leadership
  • Leading sourcing activities across functional lines, markets, business units that have a major impact on the businesses expense, revenue and profitability
  • Maintaining and promoting the Company Values by ensuring that work is completed to the highest professional, legal, and regulatory standards, and that the activities subject to review/procurement comply with the Company's stated business ethics

Senior Buyer (Sourcing Associate) Skills Required:

  • Procurement experience (Preferably in Financial Services environment)
  • Evidence of strong procurement experience, competitive intelligence and capabilities across all categories
  • Procurement professional with operating knowledge of contract law, local/regional/global sourcing strategies, risk management, vendor due diligence, supplier development and complex negotiations skills
  • Ability to manage day to day business priorities along with long term strategic deliverables
  • Strong project management skills and financial experience including development of CBAs and financial models
  • Passion for using analytics to develop insights and recommendations, solve business challenges, improve the customer experience, and drive bottom line results
  • Strong communication and influencing skills with evidence of consistently delivering cost savings and value-add opportunities
  • Ability to proactively drive internal stakeholder and external supplier relationships
  • Positive attitude, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and rapid change
  • Experience with various eProcurement tools like Ariba, etc. will be advantageous
  • University degree (Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Finance is desirable), CIPS qualification, MBA or equivalent an advantage

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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