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Indirect Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
BenefitsCar, pension
LocationsGloucestershire, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted09 August 2017

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The Indirect Buyer role will include developing indirect category sourcing strategies and plans, management of tendering processes, negotiating terms and conditions and establishing supply agreements with preferred vendors for the group.

Client Details

Michael Page are delighted to be working with a leading manufacturer to bring a new Indirect Buyer into their procurement team.


The Indirect Buyer will be responsible for the following;

- Identifying opportunities for cost reduction across a wide range of indirect expenditure, preparing cost reduction plans and delivering savings against agreed targets.

- Identifying new suppliers where required, who are capable of delivering sustainable cost reduction and improved service levels.

- Negotiation of contractual terms and conditions with suppliers at all levels of the organisation.

- Working with other departments to ensure that identified opportunities and plans are delivered on target and on time.


The successful candidate must have the following capabilities;

- Able to communicate effectively both internally and externally at all levels.

- Relevant experience in purchasing indirect expenditure, ideally in a manufacturing environment.

- Demonstrates sound knowledge of suppliers contracts and commercial environment.

- Ideally educated to degree level and CIPS qualified.

- Demonstrable experience of contract negotiation and delivering cost reduction.

- A good understanding of commercial and legal aspects of supply contracts and the ability to draft such.

- Analytical with the ability to review expenditure across commodities and business units to identify opportunities for consolidation and cost reduction.

- Must have experience of compiling and coordinating complex RFI / RFQ’s.

- Working knowledge of ERP procurement Systems and Microsoft office

- Ability to travel to other Group sites and suppliers

Job Offer

This Indirect Buyer opportunity is on offer for up to £45,000 + benefits

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