Tactical Buyer

Location
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
18 Apr 2019
Ref
1114115779
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team in the South and we are recruiting for a Operational Buyer to join our team.
The working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am - 17:00pm
Job Purpose:
* To provide a sustainable, cost effective Procurement service to the operational business units, supporting the Senior Operational Buyer in achieving business objectives
* To work with internal customers to obtain products & services from suppliers which offer value for money, with considerations of quality, service, sustainability and company policy and procedures, under the guidance of the Senior Operational Buyer.
* To assist the Commodity Team in the progression and implementation of preferred suppliers into the business, supporting the strategic objectives of the Procurement Department.
Principal Accountabilities:
* Proactively manage and build appropriate operational relationships with key approved suppliers.
* Challenge costs and ensure value for money on all contract spend. Proactively drive cost reduction through effective negotiation and supplier selection.
* Review all new supplier requests and carry out credit and suitability checks.
* Seek to review and consolidate supplier spend across multiple sites, working closely with the Commodity Leads and other Operational Buyers.
* Manage internal customer relationships with key stakeholders.
* Procurement champion for procurement systems and procurement processes.
* Implement supplier improvement programmes within the contract.
* Provide a flexible responsive customer service.
* Maintain cost saving trackers for the contract.
* Influence and support the transition and implementation from non-preferred to preferred suppliers where possible.
* Carry out preferred supplier operational reviews.
* First point of escalation for supplier issues
* To support the contract teams with the implementation of new contracts, to ensure the provision of a first class service to the customer.
* Integration of BS8903/ISO20400 Sustainable Procurement.
* Participate in cross-functional project teams.
* Provide clear communication lines to ensure that the contract teams are made aware of all strategic initiatives
* Minimise contractual risk by the use of appropriate contract terms, conditions and preferred supplier agreements
Candidate Criteria:
Ability to follow Procurement Processes
Commercial awareness
Negotiation skills
Able to withstand challenge
Good IT skills including Word and Excel
Able to communicate effectively at all levels
Achieved or working towards CIPS
Able to manage internal customer relationships
Able to self-motivate
Has well developed problem solving skills
Clean driving licence and own transport
Experience of implementing Sustainable Procurement objectives
In return you will receive:
25 Days annual leave
Company Car or Car Allowance
Company Pension Scheme
Company Benefits

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