Buyer

West Midlands Permanent £35,000 - £40,000
  • Recently transformed procurement function into category management structure
  • Great opportunity for career progression

About Our Client

An organisation supporting the healthcare industry

Job Description

  • In conjunction with the Category Manager, identify and develop sourcing/procurement strategies to deliver sustainable cost reduction, service/quality improvement and risk mitigation.
  • Support and or lead the implementation of sourcing initiatives aligned with the organisation's business needs and the Procurement plan.
  • Support the establishment of and maintain relationships with suppliers to improve quality and service performance, mitigate risk and identify opportunities to drive further value from our relationships.
  • Measures and actively manages supplier performance against agreed service levels, implementing improvement plans where required.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders, generating a solid understanding of their business
  • Work closely with the relevant key stakeholders to ensure that best value for money is achieved
  • Monitor and drive compliance to preferred supplier agreements
  • Be the subject matter expert for designated sub-categories, ensuring sound commercial advice is provided to the business at all times.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of relevant sub-categories, monitoring and highlighting new opportunities and potential risks
  • Comply with and promote the organisation's Procurement Policy across the organisation.
  • Work in conjunction with other Procurement team members and share experiences and practices to further improve procurement process, tools and performance
  • Produce pricing, spend information, product availability and management information reports for the Category Manager and or Head of Procurement.
  • For regulatory compliance, underpin robust processes that maintain procurement information/data, files and records.
  • Represent the Procurement team at cross functional meetings
  • This is not an exhaustive list as positions of this nature will require flexibility, adaptability and response to business needs.

The Successful Applicant

  • Graduate or equivalent, and/or working towards MCIPS or MCIPS qualified.
  • At least 2 years' proven experience in a Purchasing/Procurement role
  • Demonstrates procurement competence and, at minimum, basic negotiation & influencing skills
  • Experience of supporting and leading the development and implementation of sourcing initiatives.
  • Experience of drafting, reviewing and negotiating contractual terms & conditions and service level agreements
  • "Hands on" approach. Versatile, tenacious and people orientated.
  • Able to prioritise effectively, taking into account short and long-term needs of the business.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Well organised and accurate under pressure
  • Ability to gather, collate, analyse and interpret large amounts of procurement and financial data.
  • Effective in analytical thinking, decision making, report writing and presentations.
  • Ability to support, lead and participate actively in cross-functional project teams.
  • The ability to work effectively with senior stakeholders and other business management is essential.
  • Ability to maintain effective supplier relationships based on the highest standards of ethical conduct.
  • Competent use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, as a minimum).
  • Experience of healthcare or pharmaceutical industries is desirable but not essential.

What's on Offer

£35,000 - £40,000 + benefits

Contact
Lewis Thompson
Quote job ref
JN-112021-4513412
Phone number
+44 1159 486 492

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Consultant name
Lewis Thompson
Consultant phone
+44 1159 486 492
Job reference
JN-112021-4513412