Buyer

Recruiter
INTERSERVE
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Oct 2019
Closes
24 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Purpose

  • Reporting to the Procurement Category Manager, you will carry out the effective procurement of materials and services in support of Direct spend categories but with flexibility to support the broader procurement business needs.
  • You will be joining our strategic central procurement hub during a period of transformation as we move closer to our strategy "One Procurement" and will have the opportunity to really make your mark.
  • We are looking for someone from a soft services background.
Responsibilities
  • Tactical management of categories to ensure delivery of objectives defined by Procurement Manager.
  • Ensuring that all buying activities are carried out in accordance with procurement processes and working with business units to resolve compliance issues.
  • Identifying any opportunity to continually improve processes to ensure lean, effective procurement process supporting operations.
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance to Preferred Supplier Agreements.
  • Responsible for conducting RFQ and tender process through to negotiating with suppliers and drafting contracts.
  • Monitor and managing supplier performance in accordance with agreed KPI's.
  • Ensuring rebates are tracked, reported and collected in a timely manner (Dependant on contract).
  • Carrying out key supplier reviews in accordance with the latest forms and guidance.
  • Continually reviewing sustainability profile of the key suppliers and products to ensure the principals of sustainable procurement are applied by the buying team wherever possible.
  • Establishing strong links with operational teams and continually improving the procurement service provided. Attending operational meetings and visiting sites as and when required.
Knowledge Skills & Experience
  • The role holder will need to be an excellent communicator across a varied audience both internally and with third party suppliers. Developing relationships across the operational business and with national suppliers is key to the success of the role.
  • Planning & Organising.
  • Commercial Awareness.
  • Soft Services background.
  • Independent thinker and self-managed.
  • Ability to analyse and negotiate with suppliers.
  • Demonstrable ability to establish and manage processes and change.
Person
  • Show awareness of goals & standards.
  • Follow through to ensure that quality & productivity standards are met.
  • Demonstrate a readiness to make decisions, take the initiative and originate action.
  • Organise and schedule events, activate and resource.
  • Monitor timescales and plans.
  • Understand technical or professional aspects of work and continually maintains technical knowledge.
  • Maintain effective work behaviour in the face of setbacks or pressure. Remains calm, stable and in control of themselves.
  • Should speak clearly, fluently & in a compelling manner to both individuals & groups.
  • Writes in a clear & concise manner, using appropriate grammar, style and language for the reader.
  • Analyse issues & break them down into their component parts. Makes systematic & rational judgements based on relevant information.
  • Demonstrate a broad based view of issues, events and activities and a perception of their longer term impact or wider implications.
  • Successfully adapts to changing demands and conditions.
  • Understands and applies commercial and financial principles. Views issues in terms of costs, profits, markets and added value.