Indirect Buyer

Recruiter
Haywood Knight
Location
London, Hemel, St Albans, Watford
Salary
£30000 - £35000/annum
Posted
21 Jul 2017
Closes
20 Aug 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Indirect Buyer – 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Haywood Knight are recruiting for an experienced indirect buyer who has the capability of working in a fast paced environment. We need a buyer who is able to implement procedures and bring back control to the indirects team.

Working within the indirect procurement team you will have a wide range of responsibilities including undertaking full strategic end to end sourcing, building excellent relationships with both internal stakeholders and external suppliers.

Role Overview; Indirect Buyer:

* Supporting the Head of Procurement in developing Category strategies across a range of Indirect categories, including but limited to Professional Services and Facilities Management
* Engaging and negotiating with new and existing suppliers to develop long term relationships
* Delivering excellent cost savings through strategic sourcing activities, whilst ensuring quality and value are maintained
* Reviewing current contracts, tendering & negotiating to reduce costs
* Oversea stock control and inventory

What you will need to succeed:

* Indirect purchasing experience - Including - IT related services (hardware, software) Facilities Management and office services - Telecoms, furniture, cleaning, catering, printers - Utilities gas, electricity, water.
* The Ability to build, maintain and develop relationships with suppliers.
* Effective influencing, communications and networking skills, in verbal and written forms.
* Strong negotiation and tender management skills.
* Numerate and highly PC literate (Excel intermediate, Basic Word, Basic PowerPoint)