Senior Buyer - Security Systems


Senior Buyer - Security Systems

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    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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    £38000 - £42000 per annum + Bonus, Car, 25 Days Holiday

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    Chris Ragnall

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    9 months ago

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Senior Buyer - Security (Project Specialist) UK&I
South East (Cambridge or London)
£38-42k + 10% Bonus, Company Car, 25 Days Holiday, Pension

What you will do
As Senior Buyer - Security (Project Specialist) UK&I you will be responsible for supplier management and negotiations regarding complex materials and sub-contract services on projects following established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints. They will also have responsibility for certain supplier relationships and agreements. This will specialise in security products/projects including but not limited to CCTV, access control and intruder alarms.

How you will do it
As Senior Buyer - Security you will be responsible for the purchase of complex materials and services for projects in line with departmental cost saving targets using established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints. You will obtain quotations and negotiate with suppliers/sub-contractors on price and service, and will assist to ensure technical inclusion on purchased materials and installation contracts. You will negotiate procurement agreements and manage interpersonal relationships with supplier staff and contribute to the measurement and reporting of performance. You will take responsibility for developing key vendor relationships, with focus on agreements, supplier consolidation, along with setting up contracts that include pricing, rebates and terms/agreements with vendors. You will advise management of improvements on materials and equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes. You will collect, analyse and recommend solutions to quality problems on purchased materials and services

What we look for
As Senior Buyer - Security (Project Specialist) UK&I you will bring with you the ability to work ethically and with full integrity when making time sensitive or difficult decisions. You will demonstrate excellent analytical skills, high degree of accuracy and take pride in delivering results. You will have strong influencing, negotiation skills, initiative and interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written. You will display experience of developing relationships with external suppliers and internal stakeholders. You will ideally be CIPS qualified and bring experience in an equivalent professional purchasing position within the security industry with knowledge of service and installation projects with understanding of industry security standards for materials, services and accreditations.

Who we are
At Johnson Controls, we're shaping the future to create a world that's safe, comfortable and sustainable. Our global team creates innovative, integrated solutions to make cities more connected, buildings more intelligent and vehicles more efficient. We are passionate about improving the way the world lives, works and plays. The future requires bold ideas, an entrepreneurial mind-set and collaboration across boundaries. You need a career focused on tomorrow. Tomorrow needs you.