Role details

Buyer

West Midlands   •   £25,000 - £32,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Hard FM Buyer for FTSE 250 Organisation
  • Operational Indirect Procurement

About Our Client

Michael Page Indirect Procurement are delighted to work with this FTSE 250 organisation in the West Midlands to recruit a new permanent Buyer - FM.

Job Description

The Buyer for this major organisation in the West Midlands will be responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining an efficient and effective procurement service at all times in support of buying needs
  • Ensuring purchases/orders remain primarily focused with national or preferred suppliers
  • Ensuring that all buying activities are carried out in accordance with procurement processes and highlighting any non-compliances to the individual for rectification and reporting to the Procurement & Supply Chain Manager
  • Identifying any opportunity to continually improve processes to ensure lean, effective procurement process supporting operations
  • Ensuring intra-company cross-selling opportunities are explored where possible Managing buying resource to ensure operational needs are satisfied and a high level of service maintained
  • Continually reviewing existing supply deals and benchmarking prices to ensure best value is constantly obtained
  • Reporting on rebates that the buying team have delivered on a quarterly basis and collecting such rebates in a timely manner
  • Carrying out key supplier reviews in accordance with the latest forms and guidance
  • Continually reviewing sustainability profile of the key suppliers and products to ensure the principals of sustainable procurement are applied by the buying team wherever possible
  • Establishing strong links with operational teams and continually improving the procurement service provided
  • Attending operational meetings and visiting sites as and when required
  • Be aware of the business continuity plan for the part of the business you work in

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate would demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Previous experience in a similar Procurement role
  • Procurement FM background
  • CIPs or equivalent - highly desirable
  • The role holder will need to be an excellent communicator across a varied audience both internally and with third party suppliers. Developing relationships across the operational business and with national suppliers is key to the success of the role
  • Business Unit and Functional category stakeholders including: Group Finance, QSHE, Audit and
  • Business Unit Managing Directors, Commercial Directors and Financial Directors
  • Contract Senior Operations teams
  • Planning & Organising
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Independent thinker and self-managed
  • Ability to analyse and negotiate with suppliers
  • Demonstrable ability to establish and manage processes and change

What's on Offer

The successful candidate will receive £25,000 - £32,000 + Benefits dependant upon profile.

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