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Senior Category Buyer

RecruiterBis Henderson Recruitment
Industry SectorOther
Salary£40,000 to £44,000 per annum
LocationsHertfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted17 August 2017

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The role of the Senior Category Buyer will be responsible for the strategic and tactical sourcing across various indirect categories of our client’s corporate business units. Under the direction of the Head of Procurement, this role will be responsible for the following key components to support the Global Procurement Strategy.

Responsibilities will include:

• Being the recognised expert for the assigned area of the global category, supports development and execution of global category strategies
• Responsible for the full end to end sourcing process including market analysis, execution of tenders, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities on significant spend areas within the category
• Working collaboratively and confidently with internal and external stakeholders ensuring value for money at all time
• Support the delivery of robust commercial and contractual terms to support the control of expenditure
• Delivering cost savings against the agreed sourcing strategies and reporting both bottom line and cost avoidance savings to finance
• Performance managing strategic suppliers by developing service level agreements and key performance indicators
• Promoting best practice contract management

The ideal candidate will have;

• Minimum of 5 years purchasing experience
• Experience of delivering significant cost reduction through use of appropriate sourcing, contract management and supplier management tools and techniques
• Experience of sourcing and contract managing categories such as HR, Marketing, Audit, Learning and development, FM, and IT
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Experience of using Oracle Purchase to Pay (P2P) system
• Ability to problem solve
• The gravitas to communicate and influence at all levels of an organisation
• MCIPS qualified or working towards
• Commercially astute

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Recruiter: Bis Henderson Recruitment
Tel: 01604 876 345
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