Buyer

Office Angels are working with a global brand for a proven Buyer, with experience in leading procurement projects, to join the procurement team. This role will be eligible for flexible working and from time to time you
will be required to attend supplier or other sites across the UK.


The Buyer role is pivotal in driving savings and efficiencies through the application of advance procurement activities. You will be the trusted advisor in strategic sourcing and companywide procurement initiatives. Using prior experience gain in previous senior roles you will execute the functional strategy and leveraging in-depth understanding of business strategy to accomplish measurable results.


Reporting directly to and supporting the Head of Procurement to achieve a world class procurement team.


Responsibilities:


Your role will involve, but not be limited to:



  • Work with Head of Procurement, Senior Buyers and business leads, to ensure the successful delivery of contracted activities, identifying continuous improvement opportunities through engagement with suppliers and stakeholders, and maximising value for money from contracts awarded.

  • Build the delegated category strategy and execution plan by developing and delivering long term sourcing strategies, lead key initiatives with cross-functional teams; drive the decision-making process of the category roadmap with senior leadership.

  • Drive commercial relationships with suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving optimal cost and performance.

  • Partnering closely with cross functional teams including the other category managers, workforce staffing, marketing, employee relations, legal, finance, to deliver on goals and manage the implementation of your defined strategies.

  • Support the overall development and delivery of assigned categories (as appropriate) to profile category characteristics, and research supply markets, suppliers, and assess trends, opportunities, and risks feeding insights (as appropriate).

  • Deliver value, by effectively managing tender events for key products required by the business.

  • Actively contribute to in-depth spend analysis and market analysis on targeted areas of spend, and across delegated Categories, support the Head of Procurement in the development and execution of annual saving plans and develop and lead negotiations for agreed spend areas to achieve short-term and long-term savings targets.


We are looking for the candidate to have at least 4 years procurement experince, Ability to think logically and critically to solve a problem and most importantly enthusiasm for learning.

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