Startegic Buyer

  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Strategic Sourcing
  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary
    300 £ - 400 £ / Day
  • External Reference

Strategic Buyer
12 month Contract

To combat market forces we are embarking on a large-scale transformation across our entire organisation to enable us to leverage our existing capabilities, modernise our business through digitalisation and grow internationally. Procurement is at the very heart of this and we are looking for creative, curious and ambitious individuals to become part of our team in order to propel us into the future.

We are looking for Global Category Specialists to help deliver value to the business by working closely with the internal stakeholders and external third parties to continuously seek to improve value delivery through a framework of Category Management.

Our Vision
We are setting ourselves up for success by bringing together 7 disparate international teams and uniting them with a global framework yet maintaining that all important local delivery.
Our internal team is already award-winning, which is owed to a relentless focus on the development of our people, and we are looking for experienced talent outside of our business who can bring their knowledge of category management, working across cultures and delivering innovation through procurement.

End-to-end Category Management: Undertake (in conjunction with and or with the agreement of the appropriate Category Manager) category assessments to generate innovative opportunities and robust strategic sourcing plans.
Ensures value is maximised from the contract negotiation through the whole life cycle of the category.
Working with key internal stakeholders, manage all procurement activity across expenditure categories.
This includes the creation and implementation of category plans that will ensure delivery in line with business objectives, regulatory requirements and the landing of all value negotiated
External Market Expertise: Understand the category and provide insight for the business on all aspects of market dynamics, regulatory framework, suppliers and technical innovations.
Procurement: Source and procure a range of goods and services across one or more expenditure categories, ensuring optimum value for money within defined service and quality criteria.
Contracts: Draft, negotiate and obtain agreement to commercial contracts ensuring that operational and commercial risks to business are fully understood and minimised.
On-going improvements & delivery of value add:
Challenge business plans where alternate opportunities exist to deliver higher value outcomes, ensuring all options have been duly evaluated.
Supplier Management: Within the Category Management framework, support the Category Manager in the development, building and maintenance of supplier engagement through appraisal and performance monitoring, value analysis, continuous improvement, supplier / supply base development, compliance and demand management.

The Person
In Procurement alone we are working on developing oil wells in the North Sea, sourcing air-conditioning units, outsourcing business processes, developing novel technology platforms for the connected homes of the future and working creatively on campaigns to market well-known brands like British Gas.
We are also keen on developing our top talent through international assignments

To succeed in our team you will need to demonstrate the following:

Degree educated or equivalent and/or appropriate experience in work experience
Membership of CIPS (or equivalent)

Experience of working in a global matrix organisation

Confidence and credibility with excellent communication and relationship management skills

Clear understanding of Category Management principles.

Knowledge of end to end Category Management including market insight, business partnering, negotiation, on-going supplier management and governance.
Understanding of general and contract law. Pro-active, flexible, resilient, motivated and results oriented

Evidence of managing a category through the whole life cycle, ensuring the value created in the negotiation stage hits the bottom line
Advanced skill using MS Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability to meet deadlines/deliver on promises.

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