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Job Title

IT Buyer

EmployerTUI Group
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Retail, Services, Transport & Distribution
LocationsSouth East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted13 February 2019

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Group Procurement is a support organisation which offers procurement expertise, strategic sourcing and procurement compliance to all divisions within TUI Group across the globe. We are looking for a new IT Buyer to join our IT Procurement team, within Group Procurement.

As a specialist buyer, the IT buyer will work closely with key stakeholders across TUI Group, identifying Group-wide synergies and driving strategic procurement activity. He/She will articulate and execute strategic plans for his/her assigned area.


What you will be doing

In this role, the candidate will be responsible for

leading and coordinating sourcing activities within the assigned category area.
the development and ownership of their portfolio’s strategy.
the negotiation, draft and review of contracts for goods/services within assigned categories
ensuring that TUI is receiving services and goods in line with the business’s needs, at optimal value & quality, in a timely manner, and with minimal, mitigated risk. 
managing the procurement process to meet audit and compliance requirements.
managing the relationship with internal customers to meet / exceed expectations.
the identification and delivery of synergies and P & L benefits across TUI Group. Accountable for clear communication of agreed strategies, procurement updates and contract information.
planning, coordination and prioritisation of support for all activities and projects.
ensuring the right contractual conditions are in place to manage TUI Group risk.
uploading all contracts onto the Contracts Database.


What we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be of degree calibre in IT, Finance, Business Studies or Procurement and MCIPS Qualified.
Demonstrated skill and experience in IT Procurement and contracts.
Demonstrable record in outsourcing methodologies and strong understanding of TUPE issues
Be prepared to think in global terms for all procurement activities. Must be flexible and adaptable to new processes, quick changes, new functions, organizations and personnel.
Command of Business English is essential for this role.
Knowledge of one or more of the following languages is desirable but not mandatory : German (Highly desirable), Spanish (desirable), French (desirable)
Ability to lead, prioritise and manage complex projects and sourcing activities under pressure (project/programme management skills).
Ability to manage and analyse complex data under pressure
Must have the ability to make decisions independently and knowledge of when to escalate issues.
Able to work independently and remotely while maintaining central policies and decisions, integrating with the wider group team (who are situated at other locations).
Able to provide briefs, updates and reports for senior management reviews within an international environment.
Understanding of cultural differences and ability to cultivate win/win solutions.
Awareness of change management techniques and conversion into effective delivery
Strong communication skills.
Excellent negotiation and strategic sourcing ability.
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office IT packages - (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Furthermore we are looking for willingness to travel nationally and internationally on a regular basis, sometimes on short notice, often with overnight stays.


Working within TUI group

TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism group. Covering the entire touristic value chain under one roof we employ 76,000 people in over 100 countries and offer 20 million customers comprehensive services in around 180 destinations worldwide.


How to apply

Please click on the link below, the application process consists of answering a few questions and uploading your CV.

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