Senior Buyer

Graham Matthews Ltd
Nottinghamshire, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
One of our clients are looking for an experienced procurement professional who has an excellent understanding of indirect procurement to join their team based in Nottingham.

Our client are an established marker leader and growing telematics and electronic proof of delivery company and their mission is to empower their customers to reduce their costs and environmental impact by maximising the efficiency of their transportation operations.

They're looking for a passionate and driven indirect purchasing manager to drive a strategic approach to all indirect categories. You'll play a key role contributing to the success of the business and will bring strong commercial acumen to exploit cost down / cost avoidance opportunities. They're looking for someone to lead the commercial negotiations for contract renewals with a 'valueadded' approach working with stakeholders at all levels of the business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Continuous improvements focussed on processes and procedures.
  • Commercially responsible for all subcontractors installing their products both UK and overseas.
  • Reporting to the Head of Procurement, you will manage the purchase requisition process ensuring PO are placed in a timely manner and according to company policy.
  • Direct line management of one team member.

Essential Criteria:
  • Experience in a similar purchasing or buyer role.
  • Experience of implementing cost savings / cost avoidance initiatives.
  • Implementing efficiencies of transactional requirements.
  • Be enthusiastic and passionate about negotiations and improving purchasing relationships with suppliers and internally.
  • Great at building relationships and driving value from our client's procurement activities.
  • All round commercial business awareness.
  • Ability to negotiate contracts with significant variation in value and duration.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • IT literate - specifically MS Office packages, including Excel.

Highly Desirable:
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team.
  • Appropriate professional qualifications i.e. CIPS.

Our client are currently going through an expansion to France and it would be great if you are fluent in French or are willing to learn if it's suitable for the role.

  • Development and support to achieve your professional goals.
  • 24 days holiday excluding bank holidays, increasing by 1 day a year to 29 days.
  • Recognition of service form your 1st year and other anniversaries.
  • Excellent pension scheme with a minimum 6% contribution.
  • Free parking, tea, coffee and daily fruit.
  • Vitality Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme and subsidised eye tests and glasses.
  • 20% off EE mobile and line rental.
  • Local discounts including Raleigh.
  • Great staff extras: Easter eggs, yearly BBQ, Christmas gifts and annual staff rewards!
  • Free tickets to the British Superbikes.

Applicants must have eligibility to work in the UK (sponsorship outside of the UK is not available for this position).

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