we are now seeking an individual with experience in Buying, who is keen to develop their career within Procurement. The role is responsible buying third party Direct Materials, for our critical business units with a high growth pipeline this year.
How you will do it
You will be required to work closely with the Procurement Manager, Senior Direct Materials Buyer and key stakeholders, including Category Managers, understanding spend requirements and negotiating prices as appropriate.
*Manage commercial and contractual interactions with external suppliers.
*You will be responsible for implementing and supporting the creation of sourcing plans for the local categories based on internal requirements, supply market analysis and cost models.
*Stakeholder management: Engages, obtains sponsorship and influences senior level stakeholders.
*Supporting the Senior Buyer and Procurement Manager to create and implement sourcing plans for complex categories.
*Providing market insight, understanding cost drivers and creating cost models.
*Working closely with internal stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate into sourcing strategy.
*Using market and other data to inform buying recommendations.
*Assisting contract and category negotiations across the portfolio.
*Supporting supplier performance, relationship management and post-contract value creation.
*Supporting the function to provide the end to end procurement process; delivering cost savings, spend under management & driving innovation.
*Building & updating pipeline activity & tracking delivery against plans.
What we look for
*Proactive, adaptable & flexible approach.
*Strong analytical skills.
*Commercial awareness & highly numerical.
*Ideally time spent in Procurement in a Buyer role
*Experience managing internal stakeholders, external suppliers and working to deadlines.
*Confident communicator with stakeholders at all levels
*Organised with attention to detail.
*Drive to 'make things happen' and create opportunities.
*Creative problem solver
*Experience gathering and analysing data to drive category decision-making
*Experience in MS Office and ideally Procurement processes including eProcurement suites
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