Strategic Buyer - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

  • Location

    East Grinstead, West Sussex

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Simon Denney

  • Contact email:

    sdenney@meridianbs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    SD-BUYER-0120_1578931942

  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-12

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Simon Denney

Do you possess a high level of commercial awareness and proven experience delivering results through strategic thinking in a purchasing or procurement role?

Have you strong negotiating skills and the ability to build strong strategic supplier relationships?

Our client, an international membership organisation, are seeking a Strategic Buyer on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract basis to lead the buying plan for products and services across the business.

As a Strategic Buyer, you will be able to hit the ground running in identifying and delivering cost opportunities across the business, through not just your strategic skills, but also building strong supplier and internal stakeholder relationships using adaptable communication skills and a collaborative approach.

This exciting new opportunity working as part of a friendly dynamic team will see you involved in complex purchasing activity (including pricing, negotiating terms, best practice, and contracts with suppliers); contract management; supplier selection, performance improvement and relationship management; and creating category/strategic sourcing plans.

Previous strategic supplier management and purchasing experience, and a passion and understanding of all aspects of purchasing are essential for this position - along with proven effective use of buying tools and negotiation techniques.

It would be desirable (not essential) for you to possess a related qualification such as a degree or MCIPS, have experience using SAP, or have knowledge of GDPR legislation.

Salary c. £40-45k p.a. depending on level of experience

Meridian Business Support Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.