Senior Buyer

Coventry Permanent £44,845 - £52,758 per year
  • Flexible working
  • Competitive Salary

About Our Client

An organisation in Coventry.

Job Description

  • Developing and delivering portfolio and sourcing strategies
  • Profiling supply chain through supplier research and market trends to assess future contract risks and opportunities
  • Driving value by effectively delivering tender events for services, works and/or products, in order to meet needs
  • Leading engagement of stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Proactively manages contracts within their portfolio, ensuring contract issues are resolved effectively
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with sourcing and contract management frameworks
  • Building and maintaining effective supplier relationships
  • Developing supply chains to meet support outcomes
  • Resolving contract performance issues and puts in place plans to resolve
  • Scoping and developing contractual agreements to meet needs
  • Leading supplier relationship management and contract relationship management activities
  • Supporting the implementation of procurement and contract management change initiatives
  • Monitoring supplier service level and cost performance through KPIs
  • Analysing and forecasting inventory levels and manages stock obsolescence, where appropriate
  • Providing cost and commercial control across activities
  • Ensuring contract payments and claims are within contract terms
  • Undertaking benchmarking to ensure arrangements and Contractor costs remain competitive
  • Ensuring that the terms and conditions on which contracts are awarded are in line with risk profile and legal framework

The Successful Applicant

  • Experience of strategic sourcing and other procurement activities
  • Experience in sourcing and managing different forms of contracts / framework agreements
  • Experience in contract managing a portfolio of suppliers
  • Experience in leading supplier meetings
  • A good understanding of contract drafting principles and experience in contract development, including the ability to make recommendations / amendments
  • Demonstrable experience in leading negotiations with suppliers
  • An understanding of EU and Utility Procurement Directives ideally supported by evidence of running a competitive compliant tender process
  • Able to build effective relationships both internally and/or with external organisations

What's on Offer

  • CIPS Study support
  • Annual bonus - based on both individual and company performance
  • 25 days annual leave and option to buy more
  • Pension - employee up to 6% and employer up to 12%
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Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Public Sector
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Siobhan Pearson
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