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Senior Buyer - Indirect Categories

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Indirect Categories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89732
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 14, 2012 14:41

Job Description

This leader in the manufacturing industry seeks a Senior Buyer to manage a team of 3 Buyers to successfully deliver change and contribute to the business across indirect categories including HR, Marketing, PR and Facilities. As Senior Buyer, your responsibilities will include: * Identifying opportunities where existing ways of working can be improved and building a case for this * Working with end users to identify the most suitable suppliers in the market who can best satisfy requirements * Ensuring a consistent tender/quotation process undertaken to select the final supplier (including, as appropriate, assessment of supplier risk, management of objective evaluation, negotiation and contract generation) * Managing existing key supplier relationships monitoring and driving their performance through regular reviews and reporting * Routinely reviewing existing supply base and potential new suppliers to ensure our client utilise those that provide best service and value Skills and experience required: * Previous experience at Senior Buyer level and experience of managing a team * Strong communication skills * Proven commercial results and being a driven and strong negotiator * Proven supply chain experience/experience in dealing with both small and large value organisations * Effectively lead and influence in a dynamic organisation * Capable to work independently in contract implementation and management * Results driven * Comfortable working with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation * Enthusiastic and with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles * Keen attention to accuracy and detail. Excellent written and presentational skills * Ability to lead negotiations or support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects As Senior Buyer you will receive a competitive salary, bonus and benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within a fast paced, growing and exciting environment.