Capex Buyer

Lancaster & Duke
12 Jun 2018
12 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
CAPEX Buyer Role Brief

Our client is commencing a review of their CAPEX and Maintenance category spend which is currently managed predominately by their Property team.

The supply categories in this area consist of main contractors; build maintenance, furniture, catering equipment, mechanical contractor,
heating, ventilation & air Conditioning maintenance and more.

This role will be reporting into the Senior Purchasing Manager, Investments with the support of externally appointed consultants in reviewing this area of the business. This will be a fantastic new role in the Purchasing team who are part of the Commercial Department. With guidance & support from the Senior Purchasing Manager this will be a great opportunity to shape, develop this exciting new role in a fast paced environment. Whilst for the initial early stages of the review, you will be supporting the Senior Purchasing Manager, medium to long term relationship management will be required to ensure sustainable value is being maintained & delivered. The role will no doubt expand into new untapped areas of business overtime.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a vibrant, ambitious and successful drinks led business and to compliment an established and great purchasing team. The role will be based in their Head Office, based in Luton; travel within the UK will be required from time to time, i.e. meeting suppliers,
visiting our sites. The Purchasing team is highly regarded in the business and has gained numerous awards within the business.

The Person - Skills / Experience

Ideally to have worked in the above categories in the hospitality sector would be advantageous:
 Working in environments that have undergone change. Relationship management with internal stakeholders and suppliers. Close collaboration with Property in developing suppliers and working relationships.
 Negotiation, contract management. Propose & implement cost reduction actions for their portfolio.
 Negotiate price & service conditions (price, payment terms, and services) with suppliers.
 Be a procurement subject matter expert for the CAPEX category and be a driving force for strategic sourcing initiatives. Negotiating agreements with suppliers (contractual conditions)
 Initiate, develop & maintain strong cross functional relationships within the business, which achieves more than BAU cost savings and instead positions CAPEX much more strategically amongst our stakeholders.
 Working collaboratively whilst having the skillset to challenge and bring change working with key stakeholders.
 Identify & develop new suppliers / materials / technologies. Continuous supplier market analysis. Providing analysis on market, new products, new comers, legal constraints, etc
 Reporting own activity (especially savings) to the Senior Purchasing Manager.
 Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Project Management.
 Commercial acumen and great communication skills
 Ability to work and delver at pace

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