Senior Buyer

Recruiter
Mark James Search Ltd
Location
Hemel Hempstead
Salary
£35000 - £40000/annum + excellent benefits
Posted
13 Jun 2017
Closes
13 Jul 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client, with offices based across the UK, are looking for a Senior Buyer to join their strong and successful team in Hemel Hempstead. Working with your direct line manager and another member of the team, you will be carrying out a range of duties within their internal procurement team.

Working within the public sector on tenders for goods and services, you will be expected to visit clients on site and also meet with suppliers, therefore some travel will be expected in this position.

Responsibilities

* Working with, managing & developing existing & new suppliers
* Negotiating new supplier contracts and deals
* Developing internal stakeholder relationships
* Driving cost saving initiatives and track & deliver real savings to the business
* Working with other key functions, e.g. Legal, Commercial, etc, to ensure the best overall deals with third party suppliers & partners
* Develop & drive procurement processes, e.g. tender activity, etc
* Look for areas to deliver increased opportunities to its clients through its supplier base

Requirements

* Knowledge of procurement in an IT organisation or sector
* 5+ years of experience within relevant procurement roles
* Experience of reviewing & drafting contracts
* Skills in developing stakeholder relationships
* Excellent communication skills
* Good negotiation abilities
* Planning & organisation skills within a busy environment
* CIPS membership & qualification or equivalent or working towards
* Degree level qualification ideally in a business area

Our client offers excellent remuneration, fantastic benefits and progression within a large company.

To be considered, please apply online