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Senior Buyer - Indirects

Employer
Michael Page
Location
Cheshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 Jan 2021

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

This is a critical role supporting the management of overall Indirect spend across the business, working closely with the Procurement Manager to develop sourcing strategies and working collaboratively with stakeholder groups.

Client Details

Leader in its field serving a number of key industries

Description

The role will develop over time and you will soon take full ownership of certain sub-categories and spend, so previous experience as a budget holder of spend is required. A proactive nature and interest in your long-term career development is also important for my client to consider you as a strong candidate

Lead your own sourcing projects under the guidance of the Procurement Manager and identify new opportunities/projects to target

Work closely with key stakeholders and local sourcing teams to understand their needs and translate into sourcing strategies

Support the business's cost reduction agenda and ensure appropriate supplier management is implemented

Design and develop key procurement plans, implementing processes which will add value and provide the best commercial advantage

Take a lead role in the negotiation and management of crucial supplier contractors covering all indirect categories including HR, FM, Professional services and finance but with an emphasis on IT procurement

Manage supplier relationships and monitor supplier performance, reacting to changes in demand and customer forecasts Professionally manage internal stakeholder relationships, whilst working on critical high value and complex procurement projects

Profile

Min 2 years' experience in Indirect Procurement (HR, Prof Services, IT, Travel or Marketing ideal)
Experience sourcing for goods and services in a large, fast-paced and complex business, preferably in the Retail, FMCG or Financial Services industry.
Be a strategic thinker not an operational buyer and have experience working with senior level stakeholders, especially in an international setting
Educated to a Degree level, a qualification or interest in studying CIPS is advantageous
Experienced with e-sourcing and strong knowledge of P2P process
Candidates must hold the independent right to live and work in the UKJob Offer

Role with a market leader keen to develop talent
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