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Buyer (12 Month FTC)

Posted 9 March by Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) Ended

Working across the Volkswagen Group (UK) and Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) businesses, you will be an experienced Buyer responsible for supporting departments with their purchasing activities in line with our Purchasing Framework. You will have involvement in educating the business on best practise procurement, focusing on driving a culture of cost reduction whilst maintaining high quality and standards.

About the role

  • You will provide commercial guidance and evidence its delivery through category strategies and third party suppliers delivered value.

  • You will be actively involved in the review, refinement and development of policies and procedures.

  • Lead and conduct spend analysis to identify saving and compliance opportunities and follow through on their delivery.

  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers regarding prices and commercial terms and conditions in line with the business procurement policy and process.

  • Take ownership for ensuring supplier contracts have appropriate and stretching Service Levels and/or Key Performance Indicators focused on the delivery of class leading performance and value for money.

  • Ensure suppliers are registered on purchasing systems and ensure sourcing activity is conducted via VWAG purchasing designated automated platform in order to improve efficiency, savings and deliver an audit trail.

About you

  • You’ll have a understanding of procurement strategies within a medium to large organisation ideally with experience within either a regulated multinational environment or Automotive manufacturing function

  • Experience of end to end Procurement process with demonstrable strong negotiation results

  • You’ll have Strong investigative skills with a high level of resilience and a focus on building strong communication routes across the business.

  • Strong communicator with excellent stakeholder management skills

  • You’ll be highly analytical with the ability to deliver difficult information clearly and concisely within the procurement function and other internal stake holders.

  • MCIPS qualification is desirable but not essential.

About Us

We pride ourselves on having a truly distinctive company culture. It’s not what a lot of people expect, because VWFS is an informal, collaborative, really diverse place to be. Of course, we’re professional and ambitious too - but that’s why going Beyond Expectations really means something to us. We not only go beyond expectations for our customers, but we go beyond expectations for our people too, in the development, opportunities, rewards and work-life balance we offer.

Our Benefits

As well as working in our state of the art head office, you will be entitled to a generous benefits package including Company car from an extensive range of Group brands, fuel card covering personal and business mileage, generous pension scheme, private healthcare, free on-site parking, fantastic holiday entitlement and much more!

Required skills

  • Category
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Negotiations
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing

Reference: 34650089

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