FTC Senior Buyer- Indirect Procurement

Pod Talent
10 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

I'm looking to speak with immediately available Indirect procurement professionals for a 6-9 month Maternity Leave contract. My Client is a global FMCG business with an office based in the UK, and this Senior Buyer role will be supporting the local buying activities across the UK, Ireland and the Nordics for a variety of categories.

Successful applicants need to be experienced in Indirect Procurement from an FMCG, Retail or Personal Care business so they can hit the ground running in this fast-paced, consumer oriented company.

Responsibilities will include implementing global strategy across the UK/IE/Nordics and executing local buying activities for Marketing, Advertising, HR/Recruitment and other Corporate Services. You will be reporting into the global team based in North America but essentially this is a standalone role whereby you will be sitting with your local stakeholders in the UK office.

Required experience:

  • Min 3 years' procurement experience in Indirects (Marketing, Recruitment/HR, Advertising etc)
  • Experience in a similar global, matrix business in the FMCG / Retail sector
  • Educated to a Degree level, preferably in a Finance, Technical or Supply Chain qualification
  • Proficient with SAP and advanced Excel
  • Ability to build relationships quickly, work collaboratively with stakeholders and adapt to a fast-paced environment

***Interviews will be conducted in late Jan with an expected start date of February 2018***

*** Candidate must have independent right to work in the UK ***

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