Buyer - Indirects

SF Group
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Buyer - Indirects (Transport) To be responsible for and manage a number of indirect categories by utilising all elements of buying (e.g. supplier engagement, product ranging & inventory and price negotiations in line with company budget. To create, develop & deliver savings in existing and new initiative areas. Ensure all suppliers are aligned with the current European Strategy.

  • Define, develop & deliver, short, medium to long term, supplier focused buying strategy/business plans
  • Tactical buying actions (including seasonal buying, cost base increases, managing beneficial contract terms & external trading)
  • Contribute to budgets, advising any shortfall/benefits for the coming year
  • UK representation in Europe/Overseas on big projects when required
  • Share supplier plans and objectives with relevant stakeholders
  • Liaise with all key stake holders to oversee and ensure delivery of the strategy
  • Supplier negotiation and engagement
  • Sign off of supplier facing initiatives
  • Ensure product price files are maintained and updated, accurately
  • In conjunction with Category Development Teams manage development and delivery of specific initiatives
  • Maintain regular and effective internal communication with all stakeholder departments and Field Management teams


  • Negotiation skills and buying experience
  • Contract Management/Competition Law knowledge
  • Preparation and submission of tender documentation
  • Build working relationships with all stakeholders to develop and implement strategic initiatives and alliances for both parties
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure full market & brand understanding
  • Effectively manage key stakeholders on a category captaincy/buyer basis
  • Line Managing Buyers Assistant on a day to day basis (including Staffing Level Cover & Disciplinary)
  • Health & Safety/environmental awareness in business decisions