Category Procurement Buyer – Capex & Facilities - OTE £45K

Direct Appointments
11 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is looking for a permanent Indirect Buyer to work in their PAN-European Procurement function based in Swindon, Wiltshire. The role will cover a wide range of investment purchases for their UK and European sites, with a spend of over £15m per year.

In addition to this, the successful applicant will play a key role in developing the category strategy for the Utilities & Industrial Supplies category.

What our client can offer you?
This is an opportunity to join a global manufacturing brand during an exciting period of growth, where the successful candidate will be involved in shaping the future the organisations procurement function on a European-wide basis. As a growing business area this is an exciting time for someone looking to make their mark within a highly visible, strategic role.

Role and Responsibilities of the Buyer:
• To support the procurement activity across Utilities & Industrial Supplies Products & Services.
• Responsible for supporting procurement strategy for all related projects across the organisation within the respective major category.
• Renewal of existing contracts, supplier performance management & contract management
• Lead service reviews, contract lead of service improvement and continuous improvement initiatives
• Complete strategic tender processes and present to Management, with a recommended business case proposal, supplier sourcing decisions and implementation plans.
• Generation of status reports into the Project management team covering key performance measurement & business planning activity.
• Work with stakeholder departments (Operational Experts & Local Staff) to identify category specific ‘As-Is’ situation, business requirements and ‘To-Be’ future state.
• Support strategy to consolidate spend, reduce suppliers and deliver cost reduction.
• Point of escalation for transactional issues

Attributes, skills and qualifications of the buyer:
• Proven track record of supplier management, including evidence of effective negotiation skills within high value procurement contracts
• Strong communication & relationship management skills at all levels with ability to influence an audience in a logical and persuasive manner
• Proven understanding of Utilities & Industrial Supplies service industry
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently in order to achieve set objectives through logical approach and technique
• Good presentation skills & strong Data Analysis skills
A salary up to £38,000, bonus, overtime, 25 days’ holiday, private medical care, discount vouchers, medical and dental plan, generous pension scheme, childcare vouchers and the opportunity to purchase all company products at a generously discounted rate.

In return, you can expect a very £competitive salary, superb career opportunities and personal advancement as the company is growing exponentially and possesses a work based culture that any employer in this sector will be hard pressed to beat

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