Buyer

Posted 4 April by SF Group Easy Apply

SF Group are currently recruiting for a leading global business based in North Birmingham. A buyer from the IT/Software industry is required, paying £25,000 on a permanent basis.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all third party expenditure is undertaken as economically as possible, maximising the commercial position and delivering market competitive pricing
  • Daily management of allocated categories
  • Undertake due diligence in the supply chain, identifying risk and ensure correct stakeholders engaged
  • Support the business in all aspects of Purchasing and Supply Chain management
  • Keep Manager fully aligned and engaged in projects undertaken
  • Assume responsibility for allocated projects and identify new opportunities to deliver annual saving plan objectives
  • Adopt category management and sourcing strategy
  • Deliver best practice in areas such as market research, competitive tender process, supplier selection, negotiation, contract implementation and cost reduction
  • Support BU on requirements on all matters of Purchasing and supply
  • Take on ad-hoc Purchasing projects, coordinating and analysing options and present findings to line manager
  • Support the teams objectives and performance towards key goals

Required Skills:

  • Professional, honest and work with integrity
  • Dependable, reliable and responsible
  • Positive, self-motivated with energy and passion for Purchasing
  • Confident but measured
  • Engaging and personable
  • Proactive, creative and innovative
  • Sound knowledge of Purchasing
  • Purchasing experience within the IT industry, Telecoms, Networks, Travel advantageous
  • Analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Excel skills
  • Competent negotiator
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Well organised in terms of time management and work load prioritisation
  • Self-motivated and ability to work autonomously
  • Adaptable to changing business
  • Embrace relevant best practice
  • Continuous improvement focus
  • Enthusiastic with an ‘anything is possible’ and ’willing to help’ attitude
  • Customer focus and commitment to providing high-quality service
  • Used to working in busy environment and to deadlines
  • Desire to succeed and achieve

Reference: 34820608

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