Reporting to the Purchasing Manager (indirect spend) the Buyer (indirect spend) is responsible for assisting the management of the indirect spend category. The main responsibility is for the indirect spend area but will also be expected to take responsibility for other purchasing categories outside of their area in line with business requirement.
The Buyer (indirect spend) acts as an entrepreneur and is committed to providing a key service to the stakeholders within the business whilst operating within the Refresco core values and behaviours.
The Buyer (indirect spend) will work closely with the Central Purchasing team and stakeholders across the business unit to reduce total spend in the all indirect areas in the UK. The Buyer (indirect spend) will be responsible for contract management and negotiation to provide the necessary quality of the delivery of a good or service and also the contractual safeguards and protections required by the business unit.
Key responsibilities of the role:
Responsible for the transactional and strategic procurement activity primarily for the supply of goods and services for the sites revenue and capital expenditure
Accountability for purchasing activities both strategic and operational
To systematically review all contracts for site purchases to ensure best practice and value for money , identifying areas of improvement, cost reduction and ensuring continuous improvement for all goods and services
Ongoing review of purchase orders ensuring favourable terms and conditions to meet company and internal customer needs ensuring goods and services are delivered to agreed budgets, quality expectations, service level agreements and on-time.
To manage supplier relationships to ensure continuity of supply and agreed SLAs are met, taking action where necessary
Promote supplier relationship management and actively engage with key suppliers to address issues and identify potential opportunities to further develop collaboration and deliver continuous improvement of supplier performance (e.g. Costs, Service and Quality)
Liaise with all departments not limited to, Production, Quality, Operations and Engineering to ensure that the agreed service levels for goods and services are met and reviewed and quality standards are adhered too in supply of goods and services
Encourage a competitive and varied supply market and apply best practice tools and techniques to analyse spend and gain maximum strategic and tactical advantage
Implement strategic procurement projects that will provide the greatest opportunity to improve service level and generate procurement savings
Develop and own key supplier performance measures and reporting that will be used to monitor both supplier and Amphenol performance
Develop an approved supplier list for non-inventory goods and services
To manage tender and negotiation process for new contracts and contract renewals ensuring that contracts meet the guidelines of the business to ensure protections and safeguards
Profile job holder
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) qualified.
Communicator internally and externally
Attention to detail and a head for figures.
Ability to absorb high levels of detail
Thinking on your feet