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Indirect Buyer

Posted 1 February by Euro Packaging Ended

The Company

Historically a global packaging manufacturer specialising in a range of paper and plastic based packaging products selling to a range of industries including food, non-food and retail. Over the last 5 years the company has evolved to now include consolidation, offering blue-chip organisations the opportunity to amalgamate their GNFR spend through one service-focussed solution provider. Based in the Midlands, they are looking to recruit an Indirect Buyer to join their existing Purchasing team.

The Role

The role of Indirect Buyer is newly created to manage the non-trade purchasing requirements of the company, looking after a wide remit of indirect activity covering all non-trade areas from utilities to transport, IT, fuel, furniture etc. Reporting into the Head of Purchasing this person will need to be successful in stakeholder engagement to understand a particular brief and deliver best value back to the business based on that brief.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Working with stakeholders to understand requirements and translate these into tenders
  • Prepare, send out and negotiate tenders
  • Contract-manage service providers
  • Design and deliver new processes to ensure best practise is maintained and maximum value delivered back to the business
  • Report on savings (hard and soft)
  • Manage own time against calendar of requirements

The successful candidate will:

  • Have several years’ indirect buying experience across multiple categories
  • Be results focussed and be able to demonstrate a record of successful cost reduction activities
  • Be an experienced negotiator
  • Be able to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Be commercially focussed
  • Be a strong communicator
  • Be comfortable working in a fast paced environment

Reference: 34378874

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