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    Leicester, Leicestershire

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    £36000 - £42000 per annum

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    Lisa Pascoe

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A great opportunity for an experienced Procurement professional to join a leading organisation as a Project Buyer. The purpose of this role is to work closely with internal and external stakeholders to support the development of effective Supply Chain solutions.

Job Responsibilities of the Project Buyer;

Manage sourcing and tendering processes in accordance with agreed project deliverables.

Engagement with stakeholders to review and challenge specifications and develop robust procurement strategies.

Lead negotiations with suppliers to ensure that the most cost-effective supply solutions are obtained.

Develop robust contract award recommendations detailing rational for award.

Ensure that the Company's commercial position is best protected and is properly reflected within formal subcontracts and purchase orders.

Post contract management ensuring the terms of a contract are adhered to.

Ensure that all technical and quality requirements are fully satisfied and that all material and service requirements are supplied in accordance with Project programmes.

Lead supplier performance monitoring and development initiatives.

Monitor and track personal performance against functional targets to continually improve value and performance in procurement activities.

Support the development and execution of a Segmented Supplier Relationship Management strategy.

Person Specification of the Project Buyer;

Degree qualified or equivalent.

Additional professional qualifications would be an advantage e.g. CIPS.

Proven Procurement experience.

Experience of managing complex contracting & sub-contract models.

Understanding of NEC models would be an advantage.

Experience within an engineering environment.

Strong influencing and negotiation skills.

Strong commercial acumen.

Excellent IT skills including MS Office.

Ability to work collaboratively with other departments within the business.

This role would suit an individual with previous experience in the following roles; Supply Chain Specialist, Supply Chain Manager, Supplier Manager, Category Manager, Category Lead, Commodity Manager, Commodity Lead, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager, Senior Buyer, Senior Procurement Officer.