Senior Buyer - Generalist Indirects

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by Beaumont Select

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom
24 Dec 2018
Annual Salary

Great opportunity for an ambitious Senior Buyer to join a forward thinking organisation…

Purpose of Role:

The role of Procurement Senior Buyer will be responsible for the purchasing of indirect spend. Under the direction of the Global Procurement Manager, this role will be responsible for building, recommending and implementing the following key components to support the global procurement strategy:

  • Global (year on year) sourcing strategies to cover specific category purchasing requirements that will deliver savings and value-added benefits

  • To implement robust commercial and contractual terms to support the control of expenditure

  • To implement performance management techniques such as service level agreements and key performance indicators

  • To build good working relationships with key stakeholder - internal and external

  • The Procurement Category Buyer is required to work closely with a variety of teams and individuals and will be the link between the supply of goods/services and the business to ensure the highest quality of services and compliance is met

Responsibilities will include:

  • 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.

  • Reporting compliance against procurement policy

  • Communication to drive the procurement message home to internal customers around process and policy

Person Specification:

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

  • Experience of sourcing indirect categories such as FM, HR, Professional Services, IT, Marketing

  • Ability to problem solve

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

  • CIPS (chartered institute of purchasing and supply) qualified is preferred but not essential

  • Commercially astute

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

Reference: 614865815

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