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
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.
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