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Senior Buyer - Prof Services & HR

Senior Buyer - Prof Services & HR

Posted 24 November 2020 by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited

Home Based / Bucks role for a Senior Buyer, HR & Prof Services run complex end to end tenders & negotiations

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Home Based / Bucks role for a Senior Buyer, HR & Prof Services run complex end to end tenders & negotiations

Your new role

As a key member of the team, the Lead Buyer works alongside the Category Manager and a team of Junior Buyers to deliver the strategy defined for each negotiation as part of the category procurement plan, while managing a complex network of stakeholders and requirements.

  • Conduct market and spend analysis for the category, monitoring latest trends to optimise costs
  • Support the Category Manager in the definition and execution of strategies for the different spend areas
  • Coordinating and delivering multiple tenders and negotiations for the category, drafting and issuing RFX documentation, completing offer analysis, negotiating contractual and commercial terms and preparing recommendations for the internal Stakeholder. Supporting the stakeholder with the review and definition of RFP specifications, recommending best commercial approach to deliver best value and savings
  • Support and advise the Stakeholder in Supplier Selection criteria ensuring transparency of procurement process at all times
  • Managing stakeholders at senior level across the organisation
  • Document results and report status and progress of negotiations. Prepare executive packs for presentation to senior stakeholders
  • Complete legal contracts using predefined templates. Negotiate commercial terms and liaise with Legal Department as necessary.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Strong background across Professional Services and HR Spend categories
  • At least 6 years of experience in similar roles, with at least 4 years' experience in sourcing the category. Candidate must demonstrate high level of understanding of category spend, cost management, strategic sourcing, supplier negotiation, supplier management, online auctions
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

What you'll need to succeed

Salary up to £50,000 + Discretionary Bonus
Currently Home working till next year, where after business reopens - likely to be very flexible to continue Home working with element of being in office for meetings c 2-3 days a week

What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available.

What you need to do now
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