Category Buyer -Indirects

Recruiter
1st Executive
Location
Hampshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Apr 2018
Closes
29 Apr 2018
Sectors
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Category Buyer - Indirects


Our client is a Major global organisation who are undergoing extensive growth and expansion and as a result are seeking an experienced Category Buyer within Professional Services. The role offers excellent chance for progression and further development.


Role:
You will ideally have experience of any of the following areas of Purchasing - HR, Marketing, IT, Consultancy or Legal
You will be responsible for the following remit:
* Responsible for the full end to end sourcing and supply process for a category from supporting business partners to develop a definition of need
* Collaborate closely with the various business partners from product specialists, through supply chain and logistics
* Manage, on behalf of the business, effective supplier relationships, balancing security of supply, cost effectiveness, commitment, and access to market innovation.
* Lead and execute tendering, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities.
* Identify and lead opportunities within the category to drive performance in supply, cost, quality, innovation and risk.
* Conduct regular analysis of supplier spend and volume data, reducing overall supply chain costs or leveraging spends where scale allows
* Promote a team attitude and encourage communication and sharing of information within the team and with our customers. .
* Ensure the relevant data in purchasing systems.
* Ensure timely interaction with the logistics team to make certain Goods are transported through the logistics network in a cost efficient manner
* Progressions to take on management responsibility in this role

Requirements
* Ideally CIPS qualified or studying
* Excellent demonstrable indirects commodity experience, specifically within HR, Marketing, IT, Consultancy or Legal.
* International / matrix environment Procurement experience preferred, though non-essential
* Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
* Highly developed stakeholder relationship management skills and experience
* Demonstrable previous track record of successful Project Management
* High degree of commercial acumen

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