Buyer

Recruiter
Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
Location
Trowbridge
Salary
38000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client based in Trowbridge are a well known FMCG company who have an excellent reputation within their field. not only do they demonstrate the highest levels of customer service, they are a great employer offering many flexible benefits.

You will be an experienced category buyer and have knowledge and a sound background within indirect categories, such as Marketing, Fleet, Professional Services, HR / Agency, Utilities, or something similar.

You will be responsible for the following:
• Drive proactive and strategic management of category spend areas
• Management, communication, and prioritisation of cost optimisation and efficiency projects across all functions.
• Support UK budget holders to optimise all spend within the business.
• Educate and coach budget holders to improve buying practices.
• Support tender processes and supplier selection processes run in conjunction with internal stakeholders.
• Responsible for purchasing excellence and process development.
• Responsible for communication and development of the Purchasing Policy.
• Ensuring performance and quality of indirect spend suppliers at local level.
• Implement SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) strategy for critical local suppliers.
• Responsible for Risk & Contract management for a portfolio of local (UKIR) suppliers.
• Ensuring appropriate contract coverage for all indirect suppliers.

Influencing & communication
Commercial & business understanding: Able to understand internal and external factors that affect buyer/supplier business relationships
Numerate with attention to detail: Able to understand and manipulate detailed data
Negotiation Skills
Well organized: Able to progress multiple projects and tasks whilst prioritizing effectively and managing stakeholder expectations.
System sensitivity and understanding of processes
People and team-work oriented
Functional Skills: Understanding of Finance or Supply-chain advantageous

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