Senior Buyer

Northamptonshire Permanent £40,000 - £50,000
  • Join an expanding and transforming procurement function
  • Flexible working

About Our Client

Leading organisation within the construction/built environment field

Job Description

The Senior Buyer role will involve, but not be limited to:

  • Work with Head of Procurement and business leads, to ensure the successful delivery of contracted activities, identifying continuous improvement opportunities through engagement with suppliers and stakeholders, and maximising value for money from contracts awarded.
  • Build the delegated category strategy and execution plan by developing and delivering long term sourcing strategies, lead key initiatives with cross-functional teams; drive the decision-making process of the category roadmap with senior leadership.
  • Drive commercial relationships with suppliers, with a principal objective of achieving optimal cost and performance.
  • Lead supplier performance management including improving sustainability & social responsibility.
  • Partnering closely with cross functional teams including the other category managers, workforce staffing, marketing, employee relations, legal, finance, to deliver on goals and manage the implementation of your defined strategies.
  • Support the overall development and delivery of assigned categories (as appropriate) to profile category characteristics, and research supply markets, suppliers, and assess trends, opportunities, and risks feeding insights (as appropriate).
  • Deliver value, by effectively managing tender events for key products required by the business.
  • Actively contribute to in-depth spend analysis and market analysis on targeted areas of spend, and across delegated Categories, support the Head of Procurement in the development and execution of annual saving plans and develop and lead negotiations for agreed spend areas to achieve short-term and long-term savings targets.
  • Apply appropriate competitive cost and process benchmarks, financial analysis, and risk management techniques, to solve complex issues.
  • Manage all phases of strategic sourcing projects as required: data gathering, stakeholder engagement, RFP process, negotiations, contract implementation, and contract management.
  • Support the management of the P2P system and support P2P clerks who respond to first line supplier and business partner queries.

The Successful Applicant

Senior Buyer person specification:

  • Solid experience of working in a procurement team.
  • Conversant with tendering requirements, from conception through to contract delivery and award, through to effective relationship management and dispute management.
  • Capability and desire to research markets, to understand the internal and external influences to guide best practice procurements.
  • Capability and proven delivery of commercial contract management, with the ability to work with the Legal Advisors both internally and externally.
  • A robust understanding of data analysis, project management, and specification development.
  • Experience, or an excellent understanding of, how to lead tender exercises with project teams.
  • Excellent understanding of managing and supporting request to pay systems within the respective areas.
  • Team player, enjoys sharing learnings and working with co-workers to develop the teams' skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organisational skills.
  • Comfortable working under pressure, within strict deadlines on competing projects
  • Desirable to understand construction sector frameworks.

What's on Offer

£40,000 - £50,000 (experience dependent)

15% bonus

Lewis Thompson
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+44 1159 486 492

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Lewis Thompson
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+44 1159 486 492
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