Beaumont Select


Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
£35-45k + pension
21 Jan 2019
21 Feb 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Great opportunity for an ambitious Buyer who is looking to progress their career. Our client is a well known leader in its field and a household name. Due to internal promotions, they are now looking for an enthusiastic Buyer to join their Supply Chain team…

The purpose of the Supply Chain Department is to maximise value through the professional delivery of third party goods and services. In order to maximize overall synergy benefits, this position will work closely with other Supply Chain colleagues within the company to ensure consistency and continuous improvement through competency development, learning opportunities and consistency of approach.

Principal Buyer Accountabilities:

  • To identify requirements and support the delivery of the Supply Chain Strategy for the assigned category, in conjunction with the business strategy, taking account of other activities within the Supply Chain portfolio and helping to drive the supply chain strategy to conclusion in a timely and professional manner

  • Ensure that business support teams, such as Legal and other stakeholders, are contributing to the delivery of the portfolio. The Senior Supply Chain Specialist will manage the workflow to ensure that the 'Acquire Goods and Services' process is carried out in a timely manner that meets business expectations

  • Ensure that all supply chain activities are carried out in an ethical and controlled manner in line with supply chain policy and procedures

  • To generate and record savings for the company through effective supply chain management

  • Develop a supplier base that is appropriate to the size and complexity of the organisation, and mitigate supplier risk

  • Ensure that third party suppliers and contractors work in alignment with health, safety, environment and quality practices and standards

  • Ensure that suppliers deliver the expected goods and services, to the required quality, in a timely manner and at agreed costs. Manage exceptions effectively and ensure mitigating actions are put in place and delivered

  • Ensure that risks are understood and mitigated to an agreed level, through effective contracts and the development of appropriate professional relationships with key suppliers and contractors

  • Assist with the ongoing review of Supply Chain practices and procedures as well as carry out ad hoc project work when required

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience required:

  • The post holder will be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or a student member working towards the professional qualification

  • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills with experience and ability in working with and advising Senior Management

  • Experience of developing supply chain strategies for projects

  • A good level of understanding of contract and commercial law and sound understanding of contractual terms and conditions

  • Experience in Bid Process Management including supplier sourcing, documentation, evaluation and selection and managing the tendering and award of contracts for high value multidiscipline contracts

  • Experienced in negotiating high value contracts

  • Commercial acumen, being able to understand complex commercial issues, and drive complex commercial negotiations to conclusion

  • Team player with proven experience working with cross functional teams

  • Project planning skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

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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