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IT Buyer

Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other, Retail, Services
Town/CityWynyard, Billingham
LocationsTyne Tees, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted20 September 2018

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Position: IT Buyer
Location: Wynayd, Billingham, Teesside
Salary: The successful applicant will be offered an attractive salary and benefits package and continuous personal development within a global leading organisation.

GEM Partnership have been retained by Venator to conduct a search for an IT Buyer to join its Purchasing team based in their Wynyard HQ.

Venator is a leading chemical company focused on the development and manufacture of titanium dioxide pigments and performance additives that improve the quality of life for consumers everywhere. They have one of the broadest product portfolio in the industry and have built up a leading position in specialty titanium dioxide pigments and differentiated performance additives over many years by satisfying the exacting standards of their customers.

Their products are used as intelligent ingredients in thousands of everyday items including coatings, plastics, cosmetics, paper, pharmaceuticals, fibers, films, inks, catalysts, concrete, building materials and in water purification.

This role will support Venator IT to provide value for money to the organization from the application of purchasing tools and techniques and category knowledge.

Job responsibilities include:
• Create and execute category plans for one or more IT categories that are fully aligned to Venator strategic goals.
• Day to day management of one or more IT categories, with a focus on continuous improvement of Venator’s IT purchasing performance.
• Work with Venator Legal team to draft and execute IT contracts.
• Manage every step in the Procure to Pay process for these categories to ensure that the IT order book is actively managed (including relevant management information flow)
• Create, with the IT Vendor Management Organisation (VMO), supplier relationship management plans for key suppliers.
• Report on supplier performance to ensure that suppliers continue to provide value for money, taking corrective action when appropriate, including re-negotiation of agreements and re-sourcing requirements
• Ensure that new suppliers are compliant with applicable Venator and Venator IT Standards
• Build strong relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders

Candidate requirements:
• University degree in a relevant subject or equivalent
• Significant experience in an IT Purchasing role, ideally in a multi-national organization.
• Deep understanding of end-to-end purchasing process, including Procure to Pay.
• Knowledge of SAP ECC Material Management module or equivalent in an alternative ERP/Purchasing system.
• Proven results through using tools and techniques such as requirements capture, benchmarking, competitive tendering and negotiation.
• Excellent communication skills
• Capable of resolving problems by finding strong, business-centric solutions

For further information on this role please contact Nathan Pardoe at our retained recruitment partner GEM Partnership

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