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Senior Buyer

Reference3500679_668301
EmployerHays
Industry SectorOther
Salary£40,000 to £47,000 per annum
BenefitsStudy Support
Town/CityWarwick
LocationsWarwickshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 January 2019

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Senior Buyer opportunity for a leading utilities provider expanding and modernising their Procurement division


Your new company
You will be joining a national leader in the utilities sector who's procurement team is going through a phase of development and modernisation which is turning it into one of the key departments of the business. They are forward thinking and know the procurement team is imperative to the successful operation of the business. They value their staff very highly which is displayed through the packages offered, flexible working options and excellent referrals from past and present employees.

Your new role
You will have a varied role with a lot of responsibility given to you to follow the process through from end to end working in an environment that is constantly changing for the better. You will be tasked with delivering multiple strategic sourcing events within portfolio, working with stakeholders to understand and challenge demand and ensure the best possible solutions for the business. You will be asked to input into the development and execution of the sourcing strategy. You will work closely with Contract Managers to ensure the successful delivery of contracted activities, identifying continuous improvement opportunities through engagement with suppliers and stakeholders, and maximising value for money from contracts awarded. You will take a role model position within the team providing guidance to Buyers and Associate Buyers to ensure best-in-class methodologies are adopted and utilised across Procurement throughout the organisation. You will also deliver value by effectively managing tender events, contributing to an effective forward planning process and developing regional contractual agreements.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be someone that considers themselves as a forward thinker, someone who thinks outside the box and is able to bring a different perspective to the table. You will need to be able to display significant experience of strategic sourcing and category management and have an understanding of project management principles, preferably managing multiple projects and delivering outstanding results. You will have the ability to prepare for and lead negotiations, build and manage complex commercial assessment models and have experience of contract development.

What you'll get in return
You will be very favourably remunerated with a generous salary compared to similar roles in the area with a benefits package that is second to very few. 25 days’ holiday, plus 8 statutory days and an option to buy extra holiday days, an Annual Performance Bonus and a very generous pension scheme. Pension, double matched up to 6% of your salary each month. Private medical and a handful of varied work life balance benefits.

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