Job Description

  • Job Reference:47050HAR1_1713446402

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: FMCG

  • Contact Name: Halim Ahmad

  • Job Location: Kent

  • Job Title: Indirect Procurement Buyer

  • Job Salary: Competitive Salary

Job Start Date: ASAP

We are excited to be partnering with an existing client of ours who are a leading Fortune 500 establishment who are looking to bring in a Procurement Buyer within their Indirect Space. As an Indirect Buyer the incumbent will oversee all indirect procurement operations and spend across a number of UK and EU sites. This is an exciting opportunity which will supports the European Head of Procurement and oversee savings initiatives within business indirect procurement function. The chosen candidate will also play a critical role in constructing and implementing procurement processes that contribute significantly to the operational efficiency and cost reduction objectives.

Day to day responsibilities will include.

* Lead procurement-led savings initiatives in collaboration with Procurement, Business and Supply Chain teams.
* Leading the sourcing process through competitive marketplace analysis to achieve strategic goals.
* Conduct supplier negotiations, develop and recommend contracting solutions to senior stakeholders.
* Forge and manage strategic supplier and internal stakeholder relationships, collaborating closely with industry partners for mutual success.
* Stay abreast of market developments and innovations, recommending and implementing improved procurement models and practices.
* Regularly review supplier performance against SLAs, ensuring compliance and fostering continuous improvement.

Attributes & Experience:

* A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably with a background in managing a broad spectrum of indirect procurement categories including Marketing, IT, HR, Professional Services.
* CIPS qualification or equivalent is highly desirable.
* Capacity to manage complex procurement scenarios and influence both senior internal and external stakeholders.
* Proven ability to deliver tangible cost savings and service enhancements, leveraging best practices and effective tender management.
* Demonstrated competence in contract negotiation, with a strong track record of drafting and executing agreements that secure favorable terms.


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