Buyer - Equipment

Expiring today

£50-70k plus bens
12 Oct 2019
12 Nov 2019
Business Sector
Other Business Sector
Contract Type

To work within the Equipment and Décor team to manage the team’s Purchasing activities. To be responsible for the TCO model within Equipment and Décor, using this to define the procurement strategy for the team. To focus on driving value and performance from new and existing suppliers, with constant attention to profitability, capital expenditure and the strategic goals. Represent the Equipment and Décor procurement activity and team with Regional and Global stakeholders.   

To work within the Equipment and Décor team as part of the Purchasing function. To focus on driving value and performance from new and existing suppliers, with constant attention to profitability, capital expenditure and the strategic goals.


Principal responsibilities:

• Manage the delivery and performance of the Equipment Managers, ensuring accountabilities and responsibilities are clear across the team, and that the team are motivated and delivering against targets

• Work closely with Global and Regional stakeholders (i.e. SSC, Board Members, Business Development Agents, Franchise Owners) etc to discuss, review and represent the work of the Equipment and Décor team

• Build and maintain a TCO model in Europe and use this to conduct regular opportunity analyses across the Equipment and Décor category, ensuring all category strategies continue to align with business needs

• Represent company Globally and ensure European needs are defined, communicated and meet with Global suppliers

• Develop stakeholder engagement by communicating details of commercial agreements clearly and effectively with Franchise Owners, where appropriate selling the benefits and encouraging take-up

• Gather feedback from key stakeholders to help drive improvements within the Equipment and Décor purchasing strategies

• Work with Equipment & Décor suppliers to manage performance and reduce total cost of ownership, maintaining a focus on delivering cost savings and contributing to the benefit tracker

• Collate and analyse data to aid strategy formulation and decision-making, to develop long term category strategies, and to prioritise project delivery

• Work under own initiative to develop strategies and plans, securing the buy-in of the relevant stakeholders before taking action

• According to the category plans, deliver value to Franchise Owners using appropriate methodologies such as strategic sourcing, benchmarking, value engineering, creating long term partnerships, etc.

• Build deep understanding of cost structures, supply/value chains, and total cost of ownership

• Establish contracts with suppliers ensuring clarity and visibility of commercial terms agreed through the appropriate documentation

• Set clear KPI’s and targets with approved suppliers, and lead regular reviews which focus on continuous improvement

• Address and resolve any ongoing performance issues with Equipment & Décor suppliers – providing support for Purchasing Managers as required

• Develop and drive delivery of projects using the internal Category Management and Project Management processes and tools to secure stakeholder buy-in, define the critical path, provide clear feedback and progress reports

• Continuous monitoring of wider market trends to innovate, promote best practice and ensure commercial advantage

• Support Operations and the Equipment Development Manager with product evaluation, field testing and implementation

• Participate in/or lead Global Equipment projects around the World 


Qualifications, skills and knowledge:

• Experience of leading teams, managing multiple categories

• A strong commercial and numerical aptitude
• Strong supplier performance management experience
• Significant customer / stakeholder experience
• Excellent communicator with strong written and presentation skills
• Strong organisational and time management skills; able to prioritise effectively and meet demanding deadlines
• Proven track-record of working cross-functionally to deliver improvement projects on time

• Experience of buying Internationally and dealing with Global suppliers
• Experience in purchasing equipment & décor products
• Experience in multi-site locations and Franchise






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