There will be a strong emphasis on supplier relationship management from implementing first-class sourcing strategies to establishing effective strategic relationships with suppliers to help successfully drive the business forward
Sourcing, negotiating and buying in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
Ensuring continuous supplies and communicating any supply problems which may pose a risk or have an impact on business operations
Monitoring market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
Developing ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
Negotiating contracts, improving prices and terms of business with suppliers
Mentoring and coaching the Assistant Buyer to enhance their career and professional development
Negotiating and influencing skills
Confident, rounded thinker
Assertive, optimistic and open to change
Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure
This role will suit an individual who working with a smaller and intimate business where cultural fit is important. The individual will need to work well as a team whilst also being able to hold the necessary soft skills to implement process change and to obtain internal stakeholder engagement.
Equally the individual will have an eye for process improvement and the ability to implement processes and commercial arrangements with suppliers.
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