An experienced Senior Buyer is required for this organisation who will have an International remit, with a major focus on UK, France and other European activities.
OPPORTUNITY HIGHLIGHTSJob Security - highly successful business Based at a Folkestone office with 2 or 3-days home working per week.Competitive SalaryFantastic benefits
THE SENIOR BUYER
This role could be home based with 2 or 3 days per week based at our client's office in Folkestone, Kent.
As a senior procurement team member, you will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating and contract for specified spend categories on behalf of user departments and to develop effective business partnerships with suppliers and internal customers. Key responsibilities will include:Contribution to project meetings representing the procurement department. Updates on price, lead time and associated costs for launchAnticipate and communicate any potential risks to deliveriesSupport and manage the commercial relationship between the Project Management Office team and external suppliers on specific projects so that customer needs are met, whilst maintaining effective business relationships with suppliers and customers.Supply Gap Analysis - Assist in the delivering Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)Participate in supplier performance management and reviewsSupplier Price Management - Negotiating pricing and terms, SAP maintenanceManage Supplier relationships and KPIs for portfolio in charge
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will need a strong background in Procurement within a multi-national organisationBe CIPS Qualified or hold another relevant Professional QualificationSignificant Procurement experience with a track record of delivering cost improvementsA strong understanding of End to End Supply Chain and SRM processA good technical understanding of procurement within Pharma, Food Supplement and/or Cosmetic Have excellent English both written and oralHave strong analytical abilities and the ability to resolve issues effectively.Be a skilled negotiator regarding cost, relationships and contracts.
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