Beaumont Select

Senior Buyer - Technology and Innovation

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£45k + bonus + pension
19 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting Senior Buyer opportunity with an innovative and transformational organisation. If you are looking for an opportunity with a diverse remit, then this could be the perfect role for you…

If you enjoy sourcing widgets, gadgets and all things a little out of the ordinary, this could be the perfect role for you!   Our client is an innovative and transformational organisation. They are looking for an experienced Buyer to manage the procurement process within their Product design and engineering function.   This is a great opportunity to take ownership and make a difference.    The role of the Commodity Buyer will be responsible for the end to end procurement of all strategic and transactional sourcing across our Technology and Innovation Service. You will be working closely with the Head of Operations and central Procurement.   This role will be responsible for the following key components of a mixture of direct and indirect spend:
  • Category manage the direct and indirect spend and be able to formulate sourcing plans

  • Being the go to person for all aspects of the Consultants requirements.  Working alongside them to understand their technical needs and deliverables

  • Responsible for the full end to end sourcing process including market analysis, execution of tenders, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities

  • Support the delivery of robust commercial and contractual terms to support the control of Technology and Innovations expenditure

  • Identifying, selecting strategic supply partnerships, supplier management, commercial and contractual negotiations

  • Leading all aspects of the procurement cycle in partnership with the business

  • Delivering cost savings against the agreed sourcing strategies and reporting both bottom line and cost avoidance savings to finance

  • Performance managing strategic suppliers by developing service level agreements and key performance indicators

  • Promoting best practice contract management

  • Retaining all relevant documentation and commercial documents

Job Requirements:
  • Experience of delivering significant cost reduction through use of appropriate sourcing, contract management and supplier management tools and techniques

  • Some experience in a Manufacturing environment would be advantageous

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Experience of using a Purchase to Pay (P2P) system advantageous

  • Ability to problem solve and be commercially astute

  • The gravitas to communicate and influence at all levels of an organisation

  • CIPS qualified advantageous

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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