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Buyer - Indrect (Procurement)

Guidant Global
Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Buyer - Indirect (Procurement)

Initial 8-month contract, full time hours

(37.5 per week, Monday through Friday)

£25.00/hour (PAYE)


Approximately 2 days per week on site, 3 days per week working from home

Guidant Global have partnered with a global leader in sustainable technologies,in their search for a Buyer to join their Catalyst Technologies business which is part of their Efficient Natural Resources sector.

You will be responsible for ensuring delivery of all Procurement targets; site specific procurement targets and will manage supplier performance.

Key Responsibilities.

Work in Accordance with the group procurement operating model, group standards &policies
Enable effective business partnership for the category or site for the development and improvement of defined categories in line with business requirements.
Work to identify, develop and implement improved supply-side initiatives to deliver sustainable value, appropriate quality and service, and a secure, safe, cost effective and ethical supply base.
Conduct research on potential suppliers and vendors, promotions, and other industry trends.
Negotiate and develop formal supply agreements for defined site categories of spend.
Provide monthly/quarterly price updates. Discuss strategies, priorities and issues with business management, and advise budget holders and experts in choosing suppliers and products.
Manage supplier relationships and build a comprehensive understanding of extended supply chains (ideally back to source and applicate waste streams), and general industry market intelligence.
Identify, evaluate and capitalise on opportunities to reduce procurement costs by improving the businesses procurement patterns and supply channels.
Support implementation and compliance to policies, procedures and controls to ensure effective procurement activities and vendor execution.
Support Procurement Lead and team members in implementing EHS improvements and driving attainment of sustainability/responsible sourcing goals.

You will have/be:

Functional Procurement experience managing direct and indirect categories within a Plant. Knowledge and experience of best practice category management, sourcing, contract management and supplier performance management practices.

The ability to operate effectively in different cultures and across geographies, including managing stakeholders and colleagues remotely (across distance and time zones).

Experienced in successfully leading and conducting the negotiation of contracts across technical, commercial and legal areas.

Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to champion the vision of the Procurement organisation.

Ability to facilitate several activities at any one-time, prioritising workload and effectively communicate current positions.

MCIPS qualified or prepared to work towards the qualifications.

DBS & CC required for successful candidate

Guidant Global is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy
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