Buyer - Indirect Procurement

Job Title: Buyer - Indirect Procurement
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £36,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 16481
Contact Name: Debbie Moore
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 17, 2014 11:19

Job Description

Currently recruiting for an Indirect Buyer Responsible for the supply management of all indirect procurement categories with particular emphasis on Facilities management, engineering procurement, capex and consumables. Work with Manufacturing & Facilities team to provide total supply solutions to effectively meet business needs Duties & responsibilities • Devise & implement efficient ways of sourcing a broad range of indirect categories which will include Facilities, Engineering products, Utilities, IT solutions, consumables and sub-contractors • Work with the supply base and the business to achieve the lowest total overall purchase cost, to provide best value for money • To provide support and direction to the manufacturing/facilities teams in sourcing new suppliers, supplier negotiations, contract management and creating an approved supplier base • Working with Manufacturing/Facilities to provide total supply solutions, meeting business needs and objectives • Supply the lead on new and current projects for the business for supplier selection, tender process and contract sign off • Develop long term supplier relationships to support business requirements • Responsible for the day to day management of supply following the QCDS principles (Quality, Cost, Delivery and Service) • Implement and manage DLF contracts • Monitor supplier spend against annual budget and devise and implement strategies to ensure adherence • PPV for indirect ongoing purchases, identifying opportunities to reduce cost • Provide support to internal departments in preparation and achievement of new facility development Qualifications & Experience • Degree within a business related discipline preferred and/or CIPS • Proven track record in one, if not all of the following categories, facilities, engineering procurement and consumables • Experience of working in a manufacturing/engineering environment essential • Successful experience in category management and strong stakeholder engagement skills • Senior level contract management experience • Proven experience in budget management • Have a wealth of supplier knowledge and contacts for the critical categories Skills • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written with the ability to communicate with people at all levels and from diverse cultures • Ability to analyse problems and recommend and implement solutions • Effective supplier sourcing, documentation, evaluation and selection. • Proactive, with a strong sense of urgency • Ability to cultivate, understand and anticipate the needs of the customer/stakeholder, and to provide effective solutions and recommendations • Capable of challenging existing practices, processes and systems to deliver improvements to benefit the business • A strong collaborative approach. Other • Hours of work – 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday, with 3.30 p.m. on Friday • Candidates must be authorized to work in the UK and be able to provide relevant documentation to support this

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