Senior Buyer

£40000 - £50000 per annum
10 Jul 2018
07 Aug 2018
Chris Bradley
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Buyer
£40,000 - £50,000

We're on the lookout for a Senior Buyer who'll be proactive, enthusiastic and eager to make a real impact. You'll be helping set up our function for success and to deliver what the business actually needs as opposed to what they may want. You'll be joining a team that is dynamic, knowledgeable, and will help support you to build the career that you want!

What you'll do
• As a Senior Buyer, you'll be defining and implementing the category strategy for your given area of support, leading the Procurement and Contract Management requirements
• Immerse yourself into the business to optimise integration with internal stakeholders and ensure business needs are understood and procured
• Create and deliver a Category Strategy identifying future commercial opportunities
• In partnership with colleagues proactively lead all tendering and supplier selection processes and implement the contracts including the development of SLAs and KPIs
• Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management and Contract Management ensuring that all suppliers are effectively and appropriately managed and driven to continuously improve their performance (e.g. SLAs / KPIs) and costs. Work with suppliers to identify value adding opportunities and innovations.
• Create and implement sourcing solutions working with senior Stakeholders

What you'll bring
• A proven track record of delivering robust category management
• Demonstrable experience and knowledge of Procurement processes, tools and sourcing strategies
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Strong stakeholder management and communications showing the ability to work alone and as part of a team
• The ability to define and measure benefits, including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
• The ability to bring creative and innovative ideas to delivering procurement solutions
• Project management skills
• Ideally an appropriate professional qualification e.g. CIPS
• Self-motivation to bring a proactive approach to the team

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