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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Job Title: Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum
Reference: 895680_1552494700
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email: bradley@electusrecruitment.co.uk
Job Published: March 13, 2019 16:31

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a growing international department within a well-founded and stable organisation? Responsible for procuring direct and indirect products and services for both projects and the business? Total spend is approximately €500M per year an opportunity has arisen in the UK Indirect Procurement team which is currently responsible for the following categories: Facilities Management, HR Services, Learning & Development, Contract Labour, Group Travel, Engineering Offload, and Outsourcing and all General Procurement.
With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, our client is Europe's leading defence establishments while they maintain a strategic edge, by exploiting new markets and new applications for their world-class technology base
Our client's success is based on the dedication and they strive to offer each and every employee an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding career
The work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out. Whatever field employees specialise in, they all share the same mindset: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards
As part of your role you will be responsible for:
*You will be responsible for managing the procurement activities for Travel and Communications for the UK and to working closely to compliment Group level strategies.
*Supervising one Principal Buyer within the UK General Procurement team.
*Proactively reviewing future needs with our internal customers and leading the procurement/sourcing process through marketplace competitions where appropriate. You will also lead the supplier negotiations on behalf of the organisation and brief and present recommended contracting solutions to senior stakeholders.
*Maintain the strategic outlook over a 5-year period and ensure the continuation of services is maintained while still achieving the best value for money for the business. This will involve managing a number of strategic relationships with our suppliers and internal stakeholders as well as industry partners.
*You will be expected to keep up to date with the latest developments/improvements in the marketplace and research and recommend improved models within the categories
*Attend regular supplier review meetings to ensure they are delivering to contract SLAs.
*Regular travel within the UK & Europe will be required, to work closely with our international procurement colleagues and the UK stakeholders and supplier
You will have the following experience
*Competent and experienced in Procurement, with a proven track record in delivering cost savings and service enhancements through established procurement best practice and management of the tender process;
*An enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with complex situations and effectively influence senior stakeholders and suppliers;
*Competent contract negotiator with the ability to draft contract agreements and approve terms and conditions;
*A natural leader and communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience in working with multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales

Title: Senior Buyer
Pay Rate and Bens: £35K - £47K
Location: Hertfordshire

Key Skills: Buying, Procurement, Negotiation, Contract, Strategy, Technology, Engineering, Defence, Aerospace

If you are a good match then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a Permanent Role


Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.