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Senior Buyer - West London

Senior Buyer - West London

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

  • Contact email:

    sheila.harris@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J4014_1584716145

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-04-19

  • Startdate:

    20/03/2020

Senior Buyer

West London

Our client is a Major Global FMCG Organisation who have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer who will be part of the Indirect Procurement team and manage the FM category spend across Europe including Utilities, Waste, MRO and Catering. Travel is a key part of this role as factories are based across Europe.

Key Requirements:

  • Drive the strategic sourcing spend across the European Business
  • Own and execute sourcing strategies
  • Manage and develop supplier relationships ensuring value add, cost savings and innovation
  • Demonstrate high level Procurement and technical category expertise to drive the group sourcing and agenda
  • Engage effectively with stakeholders, challenging and driving improvements
  • Manage category cost base in-line with budget and drive continuous improvement projects
  • Responsible for setting the strategy on a European business and driving cost optimisation across the Group
  • Ensuring the buying strategy enables flexibility and agility for the manufacturing footprint to transform

Person Specification:

  • Ideally degree qualified or equivalent
  • CIPS qualified or studying
  • Experience of managing procurement within FM category, ideally within an FMCG organisation
  • Lead from the front in terms of delivering a robust strategy for cost savings
  • Have experience of influencing and driving stakeholder engagement
  • Strong negotiation skills, tendering and contracting
  • Impact and Influence - Communicates with real passion, ownership and commitment
  • Pan-European experience - Sourcing
  • Proven delivery of tangible benefits in quality, service, innovation and cost savings
  • Ideally language skills within English and one other European language