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Senior Buyer - Marketing

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorManufacturing, Pharmaceutical & Biotech
Salary£50,000 to £58,000 per annum
Benefits+ benefits
LocationsBedfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 June 2017

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Senior Buyer - Marketing

Our client a Major Global Organisation is currently seeking an Senior Buyer Marketing in this new role to deliver and drive the strategy for the Procurement function, implementing processes and procedures, on a global basis. The Senior Buyer will build effective category strategies taking in to account the business priorities and goals

This role will also support the identification and delivery of group wide synergies of all the key businesses across the Group

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and own a portfolio of strategies within the Marketing Category in line with internal stakeholders and the working closely with the Category Director to implement best practice
  • Negotiate, draft and review contracts for goods/services
  • Manage the Procurement process to meet audit and compliance requirements.
  • Build and manage the relationship with internal customers
  • Lead and coordinate sourcing activities
  • Manage supplier relationships, including implementing appropriate supplier management techniques to drive selected suppliers within assigned categories towards world class performance.
  • Ensure clear communication of agreed strategies, procurement updates and contract information.

Person specification:
  • Degree calibre
  • Ideally MCIPS Qualified or studying
  • Strong background in Marketing Procurement
  • Excellent Negotiation and Strategic Sourcing ability.
  • Upward track keen to progress and develop their career
  • Ability to lead, complex projects and sourcing activities
  • Ability to make decisions independently and knowledge of when to escalate issues.
  • Able to provide briefs, updates and reports for senior management reviews
  • Ideally hold conversational ability in a second language
  • Strong and proven contracting ability
  • Demonstrable record in use of eSourcing
  • Demonstrable record in Outsourcing methodologies
  • 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.

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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