Buyer

Recruiter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Location
Watford
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
16 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Indirect Buyer - Central Watford - Competitive salary - 6 Month fixed term contract - Immediate Start

Hays are excited to be working in partnership with a leading Watford employer.

Our client are looking for an Indirect Buyer to assist the Indirect Category Specialist with day-to-day purchasing processes and procedures, across a variety of indirect materials and services. You will have prior experience within a purchasing department, have fantastic communication skills and be attentive to detail.

SAP/ERP experience and European language skills would be highly advantageous.

Duties as follows:

  • Manage the Procurement processes according to Management Guidelines and in compliance with the purchasing policy: From RFQ, PO processing, to delivery & invoicing.
  • Using the Purchase Request sent by internal customers, carry out & deliver Purchase orders - checking section codes, delivery & payment terms etc.
  • Support with negotiations during RFQ process
  • Conduct supplier evaluations and consolidate suppliers across Indirect categories
  • Stakeholder management
  • Ensure regular reporting on Indirect Spend
  • Being a key point of contact for Indirect purchasing, for all business functions on site
  • Monitor and enforce purchasing approval matrix
  • Support the Indirect Category Specialist with audits for Indirect materials & services
  • Escalate issues to the relevant stakeholder or Buyer and report non conformity
  • Settlement of disputes where applicable
  • Identify business needs and project opportunities


To achieve this you will have:

  • Experience within a purchasing function, ideally covering Indirect spend
  • Proficient SAP / ERP and Excel user
  • Excellent written and spoken English, with additional European language skills a plus
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix multicultural environment
  • CIPS qualifications or Bachelor Degree are desirable, but not essential


This is an exciting time to join our client who offer a world of career opportunities and will provide you with the training and development you need to succeed in your career. In return they are offering a competitive salary and benefits package.

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