Buyer

Recruiter
SF Group
Location
Birmingham
Posted
27 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Sector
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently looking for a Buyer on a permanent basis to work with clients across the West Midlands.

Job Summary:
To assist the project teams within the department, advising and delivering contract and procurement services both pre and post contract stages.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experienced in leading significant procurement projects and planning for contractual transitions. Support the development of complex specifications and be able to support and lead procurement projects including leading tender evaluation of complex requirements
  • Effectively manage debriefing of suppliers liaising with legal advisers where necessary
  • Understand the role of contract management and work closely with customers to manage contracts and ensure delivery of value for money
  • Understand when and how to negotiate and have good experience of successfully conducting negotiations
  • Understand issues and benefits of collaboration, and be able to lead detailed submissions to senior stake holders on the progress of the procurement programme
  • The incumbent post holder will be required to lead and instruct a range of stakeholders and senior staff from suppliers
  • He/she will demonstrate authority, energy and strong commitment to the programme, a strong understanding of entry and exit requirements, and solid time and task management, with an ability to ensure that dependencies are appraised and contributing to those requirements effectively
  • He/she will demonstrate strong attention to detail, provide pragmatic solutions for consideration within sourcing and transition strategies
  • Solid experience and understanding of the full end-to-end strategic procurement process, including sourcing and tendering, exit and entry strategies, and supplier management and negotiation
  • Proven track record in the delivery of complex procurement projects particularly using competitive dialogue and/or the negotiated procedure, including experience in undertaking procurement transformation projects or programmes
  • Strong procurement strategy development skills
  • An ability to translate delivery and organisational requirements into clear contractual terms and specifications
  • Experience at operating within complex stakeholder environments with demonstrated procurement credibility
  • Demonstrates ability in the compilation, negotiation and ongoing management of contracts
  • Strong analytical and investigative skills
  • Strong interpersonal & stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to lead teams and to influence at many levels both internally and externally, including excellent report writing and other written skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Willingness to travel both through the UK

Education/Experience:

  • Relevant procurement experience
  • A recognised university degree (not essential)
  • Membership in relevant professional organisations/Or working towards CIPS