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  • Location

    Sittingbourne

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Pascoe

  • Contact email:

    lisa.pascoe@butlerross.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    LP2948_1632151654

A great opportunity for an experienced Procurement professional to join a leading organisation as a Senior Buyer to be responsible for Indirect spend.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer - Indirects;

  • Responsible for obtaining best value for money for indirect purchases.
  • Assess total cost of ownership of goods and services for indirect purchases.
  • Generate cost reduction ideas.
  • Take part in group wide procurement projects & initiatives for the buisness.
  • Assist with vendor approval activities for new suppliers.
  • Resolve material non-conformance issues, delivery performance issues or payment issues where necessary.
  • Oversee and control the spend on service providers and contractors.
  • Ensure robust processes are in place for contract creation and review.
  • Ensure robust processes are in place for controlling departmental spend and creation of purchase orders.
  • Maintain the indirect procurment contract database and ensure goods and services are in line with current contract requirements.
  • Ensure a good working relationship with vendors and key internal stakeholders is maintained.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to obtain the best possible level of service from suppliers.
  • Provide expert advice on purchasing terms, conditions & contracts for the site.

Personal Specification of the Senior Buyer - Indirects;

  • Degree qualified within a relevant discipline.
  • Professional qualifications e.g. MCIPS.
  • Proven Procurement experience.
  • Indirect Procurement Category experience.
  • Proven experience of delivering significant cost savings.
  • Strong Communication & Negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work using own initiative and to prioritise effectively.
  • Ambitious and Self-Motivated.

This role would suit a candidate with experience in the following positions; Category Manager, Commodity Manager, Buyer, Senior Buyer, Purchasing Coordinator, or Procurement Officer.