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Senior Buyer

Barclay Meade



£45000 - £55000/annum


Posted: 22/09/2022

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Role Profile:

Work within the function to support the delivery of a structured sourcing and fulfilment strategy targeted to deliver significant efficiencies and cost savings, demonstrating value.
Responsible to ensure appropriate use of corporate and functional processes and tools.
Responsible for management of internal and external stakeholders.
Responsible for the creation and implementation of the designated commercial strategies for Technology and ITCS related procurement across all business units.
Support all sourcing processes, negotiation and contracting activities for high value categories
Procurement strategy category code management in line with category strategy
Responsible for negotiation of flow-down terms for non complex agreements with minimal supervision.
Responsible for on-going supplier performance and supplier relationship management throughout the contract lifetime, including inputs to risk register and risk mitigation strategies.

Typical Deliverables:

Support for maintenance of approved supplier list
Ensuring category codes are fit for purpose
Support of RFx activities for both Bid tenders and Projects including creation and issue of NDA's
Responsible for Supplier on-boarding and evaluation
Support investigations of supplier performance failures and work with SQA team to find resolutions
Support supplier relationship management and develop best-fit business review schedule, in line with supplier classification
Responsible for identification of continuous improvement opportunities
Support with the creation and production of procurement reports and departmental metrics
Ability to research and analyse data to support development of purchasing strategies
Comfortable with a fast paced changing technology environment

Business Operations Skills - Experience:

Must have experience in a procurement or commercial environment
Strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
Understanding of procurement principles, practices and the value that Procurement can bring
A high attention to detail and ability to achieve high levels of data accuracy
Confidence and ability to handle large volumes of data from different sources

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate exceptional stakeholder management approach and skills
Effective prioritisation of workload
Experience of Microsoft Office 365 products especially MS Excel
Business Operations Skills - Qualifications:

Degree / HND / HNC or equivalent
CIPS qualification would be ideal or working towards
Applicants may be considered where these qualifications have not been obtainedThe role is fully flexible, offering remote working with just a maximum of 4 office days a month on average

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