we are now seeking an individual with experience in Buying, who is keen to develop their career within Procurement. The role is responsible for buying Land-Based Security Sub-contracting services, a critical business unit and our highest revenue business area.
How you will do it
You will be required to work closely with the Land-Based Security Procurement Manager, Senior Direct Materials Buyer and key stakeholders, including Category Managers, understanding spend requirements and negotiating prices as appropriate.
*Manage commercial and contractual interactions with external suppliers.
*You will be responsible for implementing and supporting the creation of sourcing plans for the local categories based on internal requirements, supply market analysis and cost models.
*Stakeholder management: Engages, obtains sponsorship and influences senior level stakeholders.
*Supporting the Senior Buyer and Procurement Manager to create and implement sourcing plans for complex categories.
*Providing market insight, understanding cost drivers and creating cost models.
*Working closely with internal stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate into sourcing strategy.
*Using market and other data to inform buying recommendations.
*Assisting contract and category negotiations across the portfolio.
*Supporting supplier performance, relationship management and post-contract value creation.
*Supporting the function to provide the end to end procurement process; delivering cost savings, spend under management & driving innovation.
*Building & updating pipeline activity & tracking delivery against plans.
What we look for
*Proactive, adaptable & flexible approach.
*Strong analytical skills.
*Commercial awareness & highly numerical.
*Ideally time spent in Procurement in a Buyer role
*Experience managing internal stakeholders, external suppliers and working to deadlines.
*Confident communicator with stakeholders at all levels
*Organised with attention to detail.
*Drive to 'make things happen' and create opportunities.
*Creative problem solver
*Experience gathering and analysing data to drive category decision-making
*Experience in MS Office and ideally Procurement processes including eProcurement suites