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Buyer - Technology buyer

Industry SectorManufacturing, Technology & Electronics
Salary£23,000 to £29,000 per annum
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted15 September 2017

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Oxfordshire / Technology Buyer

Your new company
Responsible for the effective management of the agreed Technology procurement portfolio/pipeline that will typically contain both ‘repetitive’ and ‘one off’ purchases and to support the Technology Procurement Lead in the delivery of the procurement portfolio/pipeline and associated targets across sourcing and supplier management. To work at all times within the Group Procurement Operating Framework.

Your new role
  • The timely delivery of any agreed procurement activities which contribute to the Technology Procurement portfolio/pipeline, including ongoing benefits management and contribution to team savings targets. This will include acting as the sourcing lead on agreed projects within the portfolio.
  • To build and maintain effective relationships with key internal Customers and Stakeholders, and with Suppliers. To identify and involve key stakeholders early and translate their business needs to deliver commercial solutions
  • Support the identification, development and performance management of suppliers to deliver the business need
  • Support or lead in the delivery of business analysis under guidance from the Technology Category Manager to include costs analysis for opportunity identification and negotiation planning.
  • To understand supplier pricing models and be able to resolve internal and supplier queries.
  • To identify efficiency opportunities and implements associated improvements using value engineering approaches
  • Applies new policy and process changes within the procurement operating environment
  • Produces and maintains central procurement documentation on behalf of the internal stakeholders (e.g. sourcing cycle process, supplier and benefits management validation)
  • To support or lead negotiations with Technology suppliers or service providers
  • To develop work plans and prioritise to be an effective team member.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Educated to degree level
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the Technology supply market, with experience working in Technology category management. Global experience preferred, although not essential
  • Have commenced or willing to study towards CIPS qualification
  • Able to manage multiple activities simultaneously
  • Creates innovative solutions
  • An effective problem solver
  • Proficient negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills to all levels, internally and externally
  • Analytical/commercial
  • Customer focused
  • Good communicator
  • Project management and documentation writing skills
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills

What you need to do now
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