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Buyer / Procurement

Posted 6 February by Focus Resourcing Easy Apply Ended

Our established client is looking to recruit for a Buyer to build and define the business core supplier engagement strategy in order to optimise and support the business Category / Trading plans. To drive down base cost of goods and secure supplier revenue whilst underpinning strategic partner relationships by mitigating risk and securing 'best in class' terms through robust contract management

Main Duties:

Ownership & negotiation of product cost prices to continually ensuring lowest cost sourcing

Agree annually supplier revenue and monitor monthly performance versus FY budget

Development and implementation of business Buying Strategy

Matrix Management of Suppliers in line with Destination Categories

Setting up of new suppliers in line with regulatory requirements of the business

Review product sourcing to ensure quality of customer service and cost/margin control is a constant source of focus.

Identify & address supplier related performance issues and NCR performance

Support NPD projects by sourcing new/alternative product as required

Respond to 'can we get' customer queries

Setting and continuous review of departmental and individual objectives

Standardise payment terms with all UK suppliers gain credit status with all overseas suppliers

Experience / Qualifications

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Member of CIPS but not essential

Minimum 5 years in buying within a similar/retail environment

Effectively working to deadlines

Excellent financial analysis capabilities

Strong formal process mapping skills

Ability to make decisions in a timely and appropriate manner whilst at the same time ensuring others follow similar principles.

Able to bring a sense of urgency to situations, demonstrate an active approach, be willing to get involved in order to increase the pace and achieve goals and objectives.

Some travel to attend meetings within the UK and globally

Company offer an excellent working environment, career progression and a good benefit package.

Required skills

  • Procurement
  • CIPS
  • Buyer

Reference: 34408002

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