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Senior Buyer - Marketing

Job Title: Senior Buyer - Marketing
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey
Salary: £45000 per annum + Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89963
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 13, 2012 13:23

Job Description

Senior Buyer - Marketing Services Q89963 Surrey £40,000 - £45,000 + Bonus - Fixed 1 year contract A leading organisation working closely with global organisations to drive added value, increase flexibility and reduce costs is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer for Marketing Services to play a central role in a team, delivering key procurement projects. Areas of responsibility will include taking on both project and non-project related tasks such as: - Managing a team of procurement professionals. - Managing/coordinating delivery of multiple small or medium project teams to deliver sourcing projects within a client/category area. - Responsible for delivering savings targets and other project/category targets (depending on engagement), in some cases including developing or improving processes. - Meeting with clients and stakeholders to build project requirements and vendor base to meet engagement and project objectives. - Identifying and developing new business opportunities within existing clients. - Interpreting results and formulating strategies based on modelling and analysis - Managing key supplier relationships to ensure optimum performance, including leading negotiations. - This role may involve developing or leading an internal operational area, i.e. Category Expertise. The successful candidate will be graduate caliber and have strong strategic sourcing experience from a leading consultancy or blue chip organisation with experience of managing and delivering significant portion of procurement projects. - You will have a solid background within Procurement (Direct or Indirect) with the ability to demonstrate deep category expertise in Marketing, in addition a broad experience working across multiple category areas. - You will have an excellent understanding and be able to apply Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) concept in constructing simple tenders and evaluation criteria. - Excellent communicator, with the confidence to communicate at all levels of the business. - Confident in managing procurement projects and teams. - In depth knowledge of strategic sourcing methodology - Excellent negotiation & influencing skills - A track record of achievements - Be degree educated and ideally hold professional membership i.e. MCIPS - Analysis experience with first class Excel skills - Flexible approach with ability to travel both within the UK and internationally