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Senior Buyer - Indirect

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorCharities & Not For Profit, Grocery, Healthcare & Education, Local & Central Government, Logistics Services, Non-Grocery, Public Sector & Not For Profit, Retail, Transport & Distribution, Warehousing & Distribution
Salary£40,000 to £55,000 per annum
BenefitsCar, Bonus
LocationsBerkshire, Hampshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted13 September 2017

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Barclay Meade are working alongside a leading wholesale distributor to find a Senior Buyer - Indirect to join their non-inventory procurement function.

The Non-Inventory Procurement team works with and supports all areas of the Group businesses in the UK, managing a spend of £250million for non-inventory (indirect) goods and services.

The purchasing team works with internal stakeholders to help reduce costs, mitigate risks and secure preferential terms and conditions that will ultimately create value and improve their competitive advantage.

NI Procurement recognised and respected across the Group as a professional, high performing and highly ambitious team. The team is highly visible and has developed trusted relationships with Board level stakeholders.

Location - Slough

Salary - £40,000 - £55,000 (depending on experience) + Car Allowance + Bonus

Key responsibilities for the Senior Buyer - Indirect -

• Serving the internal customer with excellence to drive value through the identification and management of areas of indirect spend.
• Leading internal stakeholder education and communication for the indirect procurement team.
• 100% ownership of certain areas of indirect spend from cradle (ideation, customer consultancy, negotiation) to grave (contract implementation, KPI execution and follow up) including respective customer and supplier relationships.
• Leadership in building strong category plans and sourcing strategies.
• Strategic Supplier Relationship Management to drive value and leverage across entities/regions.
• Supporting his management in major strategic contract negotiations, including developing the approach and supporting bidder interaction up to the conclusion of the project.
• Supporting the delivery of policies, processes and supporting documentation for strategic contracts
• Supporting the ongoing activity to ensure major procurements follow due process and secure appropriate approvals
• Supporting reviews of major contracts, including benchmarking and other key commercial events during the contract life cycle
• Close collaboration with the Finance Department to identify spending patterns beyond agreed contractual commitments. Recommendation of repairing actions to higher management and execution of agreed plans.
• Internal customer relationship management to
• Keeping abreast of market and competitor activity as well as best practices in the area of indirect spend management.

Key skills/experience required for the position of Senior Buyer - Indirect -

- Experience of indirect procurement (ideally IT, Telecoms, Marketing, HR, Fleet)
- Be able to successfully carry out this function from day one with the support of the team.
- Proven record of cost savings made
- Due diligence is key
- Process driven
- Work well under pressure
- Good commercial awareness and analytical skills
- Strong communicator
- Customer focused

If you hold the above experience/skillsets, and are seeking a new challenge within Indirect Procurement / Non-Inventory Purchasing, then please apply below.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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