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Procurement Category Buyer - Indirect (35K)

Procurement Category Buyer - Indirect (35K)

  • Location

    Chippenham, Wiltshire

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Laura Marshall

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Procurement Category Buyer - Indirect (35K)

1st Executive are recruiting for 2 x Procurement Category Buyers in Chippenham

You will be responsible for:

  • Strategically managing allocated categories of expenditure
  • Adopting best practice Procurement processes to identify key areas of opportunity
  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders
  • Deliver end to end sourcing solutions and value across the allocated category.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the development of a robust Procurement strategy and negotiate new best-in-class agreements
  • Development and implementation of strategic sourcing plans.
  • Negotiate optimum supply terms, formalise supply contracts and implement suitably authorised, acceptable, preferred/approved supply arrangements
  • Develop, measure and monitor KPI's, Supply Level Agreements and continuous improvement for category through quarterly reviews with suppliers.
  • Continually strive to improve supplier performance through internal feedback and a close working relationship with suppliers and internal customers.
  • To deliver ongoing benefits to the internal and external customer through supplier management
  • Manage all central agreements by facilitating the maintenance of the central database of contracts, central systems, pricing details and other legal documentation.
  • To rationalise the supply base to a manageable level

Skills, Experience and Attributes

  • MCIPS qualified or studying towards
  • Excellent commercial and negotiation skills are essential.
  • Experience of procuring categories of wide variety, spend and complexity desirable
  • Proven experience of working in a Corporate Procurement environment, ideally looking after indirect categories
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.