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Strategic Buyer

2021-10-13 15:52:052021-12-01 Lloyd Recruitment Services Limited
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location East Grinstead
Area West Sussex, UK West Sussex UK East Grinstead
Sector PurchasingBids & Proposals
Salary Competitive salary
Start Date Immediate start
Advertiser Jenny Budd
Telephone 01342 325 316
Job Ref JB11308
Description
Lloyd Recruitment Services are pleased to be working with a highly reputable organisation based in East Grinstead. There is now a requirement for a Strategic Buyer to join the team on a fulltime permanent basis.
 
Purpose of job:
 
As the successful Strategic Buyer, you will lead the buying plan for product and services; building strong supplier and internal stakeholder relationships in order to maximise value, by identifying and implementing cost opportunities across the business streams.
 
What’s in it for you?
 
  • Competitive Salary depending on experience
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays on top
  • Opportunity to purchase or sell up to 5 days holiday per year
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Health Scheme
  • Discounted Gym membership
  • Discount of Company products and merchandise
  • Childcare and Eye Care Voucher Scheme
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Perform complex purchasing activity including pricing, negotiating terms and contracts with suppliers
  • Working closely with key business stakeholders to develop sustainable sourcing strategies and implementation plans
  • Add value by close and extensive contract management 
  • Manage competitive bidding process within areas of responsibility through effective planning, clear cost saving targets and clear communication strategy supported by purchasing intelligence, benchmarking and cost models
  • Support and implement the purchasing vision and direction strategy and have a continuous improvement mind-set
  • Reduce total delivered costs and optimise added value
  • Create strategic category sourcing plans for key areas of expenditurein conjunction with your stakeholders to identify opportunities and mitigate risks
  • Supporting the development of sourcing strategies identified
  • Stakeholder mapping, spend analysis, understanding of current and future demands
  • Supplier improvement and identification of cost reduction opportunities
  • Identify supply risks and develop mitigation plans for supply chain and business continuity
  • Responsible for the selection of suppliers in line with sourcing process
  • Negotiate best practice terms with suppliers and robust supply agreements
  • Reduction and consolidation of the approved vendor list
  • Monitor and improve supplier's performance through robust SLA’s and KPI’s
  • Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of legal contract frameworks
  • Implement formal and legal contractual documentation, encompassing all corporate and government requirements
  • Ensures compliance with government laws, regulations and procurement policies and procedures
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and have a ‘continuous improvement’ mind set
  • Define and lead the supplier selection and deselection process, including new supplier introduction
  • Compose tender documents and requests for quotation and subsequent bid analysis and negotiation
  • Confidence to communicate with stakeholders at all levels and be an Ambassador for the company at all times
  • Ensure all contract and agreements are conducted swiftly and expediently
 
Essential skills & experience required:
 
  • Extensive commercial acumen with a proven track record of delivering results and financial targets in a purchasing/procurement role
  • Demonstrate clear savings on all purchases processed
  • Confident in building strong strategic supplier relationships
  • Assertive, confident and able to quickly build a high level of personal and professional credibility within the business
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to manage conflicting priorities whilst meeting tight deadlines
  • Able to work effectively in collaboration cross-functionally to achieve shared goals and deliver business objectives
  • Able to analyse and evaluate data and information, using this to take appropriate actions
  • Issue of accurate reports in a timely and frequent manner
  • Team player and an able and competent decision maker
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Google Suite
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Willingness to take on challenges, find solutions and implement them
  • Highly motivated and focused with attention to detail
 
Desirable skills:
 
  • A degree/relevant commercial qualification/postgraduate qualification
  • MCIPS qualified
  • SAP Systems
  • Lean Six Sigma qualification
  • Knowledge of the new GDPR legislation
 
Competitive salary and excellent company benefits
 
Due to the high volume of applications, Lloyd Recruitment Services can only contact shortlisted candidates
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