Senior Indirect Buyer

Recruiter
Stratus Selection Limited
Location
Stevenage
Posted
05 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer who will be working within a dedicated procurement function with responsibility for indirect procurement for categories including Facilities Management, Contract Labour, Engineering Offload and Outsourcing and all General Procurement.

Working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, you will be rewarded with a challenging role with a company that offers excellent career opportunities, a fantastic working environment and the opportunity to deliver indirect services that directly benefit the individuals working in the organisation

Senior Indirect Buyer Responsibilities
• You will be responsible for procurement activities for various UK Sites related commodities for the UK such as security, catering, product storage, electrical new works and office supplies.
• Proactively reviewing future needs with our internal customers and leading the procurement/sourcing process through marketplace competitions where appropriate. You will also lead the supplier negotiations on behalf of the organisation and brief and present recommended contracting solutions to senior stakeholders.
• Maintain the strategic outlook over a five-year period and ensure continuation of services is maintained while still achieving best value for money for the business. This will involve managing a number of strategic relationships with our suppliers and internal stakeholders as well as industry partners.
• You will be expected to keep up to date with the latest developments/improvements in the marketplace and research and recommend improved models within the categories
• Attend regular supplier review meetings to ensure they are delivering to contract SLAs.

Senior Indirect Buyer skills and qualifications required:
• Previous experience in the procurement of indirect commodities.
• Competent contract negotiator with confidence in drafting contract agreements and negotiating commercial terms and conditions;
• Proven track record in delivering cost savings and service enhancements through established procurement best practice and management of the tender process;
• Enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with complex situations and effectively influence senior stakeholders and suppliers;
• An appreciation of proactive strategic procurement provision

Stratus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment

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