£28000 - £35000 per annum
A fantastic new opportunity for an ambitious procurement professional to join a leading organisation as a Strategic Buyer.
Specific Job Responsibilities of the Strategic Buyer;
Develop and implement procurement strategies.
Assist in negotiating non-standard terms and agreements as required to meet set objectives.
Review supplier proposals, negotiating prices, selecting and recommending suppliers.
Follow up on orders placed and expedite where required.
Verify delivery, approve payment, and maintain records to provide excellent customer service.
Prepare request for proposals (RFP) and bid packages.
Issue and analyse Request for Quotes (RFQ's).
Assist with sourcing recommendations and identify risks.
Lead as appropriate planning and approval process for negotiation.
Prepare and complete negotiations within approved limits and in a timely manner.
Participate and lead as appropriate fact finding, negotiation and follow up activity.
Person Specification of the Strategic Buyer;
Degree qualified or equivalent.
Additional professional qualifications would be an advantage e.g. CIPS.
Procurement experience is essential.
Strong communication 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; Junior Buyer, Senior Buyer, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Controller, Supplier coordinator, Sourcing Controller.