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Senior Buyer - Indirects

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Company: Michael Page
Contract: PERM
Location: Chorley, United Kingdom

  • Growing team working with many customers across varied industries
  • Strong financial performance

About Our Client

World leading services provider

Job Description

Working within the Procurement team focusing on cost down initiatives, client support and new business opportunities. Creating and implementing procurement strategies to support business growth, increased margins and cost saving initiatives. Working efficiently to tight timescales to ensure business deadlines are met, the role requires a dynamic and quick-thinking approach to ensure optimised value for the company and the client.

Close working relationships to be maintained with the Client and Account/Business Development Managers. Main Duties & responsibilities:

* Develop and Implement strategies on cost down initiatives.
* Represent procurement function in client facing meetings/presentations.
* Negotiate supplier commercials, contracts, and supplier agreements.
* Negate supplier inflation.
* Strategic spend analysis.
* Supplier relationship management.
* Resourcing activities.
* Ownership of client's strategic needs.
* Identify and mitigate supply and commercial risks throughout the implementation process.
* Optimise project deliverables consistent with the expectations and objectives surrounding quality, service, cost and innovation.
* Implement supplier rebates.
* Record client gainshare and cost reduction using ERP.
* Support operational needs as required.
* Manage a complex and varied workload to ensure focus is maintained on key actions.
* Cross functional working.

The Successful Applicant

* MCIPS (Preferable) or working towards
* Extensive experience in a Purchasing / Supply Chain environment (specific experience in indirect spend would be of particular interest)
* Experience in implementing indirect sourcing strategies.
* Bid work experience- engaging with strategic suppliers to ensure competitive commercial position.
* Able to work efficiently to tight timescales in an environment requiring attention to detail.
* Excellent commercial acumen.
* Professional and Ethical in approach.
* Excellent communicator at all levels across all media.
* Demonstrable track record in managing direct relationships with major suppliers.
* Good understanding of supply chain management and procurement, including best practise purchasing and sourcing tools and techniques.
* Excellent grasp of commercial purchasing opportunities, contract negotiation and management skills.
* Proven and experienced negotiator.
* ERP or MRP functionality.
* MS Office.
* Willingness to travel/offsite working

What's on Offer

Competitive package


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