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opportunity for a Category Buyer, Greater London


My client, a well known Multinational company, is one of the biggest global players in its field in term of turnover.
The company is leader in a large range of diverse products and businesses.
They employ around 115,000 employees with sales and services in more than Protected content .
They are seeking a bright individual who is looking to develop a career within Procurement, in a growing department getting more importance within the business.

Main part of the role

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of indirect material & services within the Marketing area/s and other Indirect categories .
The role will be of key importance to the department and wider business as it will have direct responsibility for challenging and controlling costs and identifying savings areas, whilst ensuring delivery of a first class service from 3rd party suppliers.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Develop a category sourcing strategy for each allocated Indirect and Marketing sub categories
Manage relationships with current and potential suppliers for each allocated sub categories
Develop full understanding of current cost base within allocated categories, including reviewing whole life cost/ total cost of ownership
Challenge current cost base, through negotiation, benchmarking and tender activity as appropriate
Support teams in tender/bid processes by dealing with all third party suppliers as required
Achieve agreed savings targets
Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders across the business (in order to raise purchasing profile within the business)
Negotiate supply terms and contracts in line with standard terms and conditions and internal/external requirements
Any other purchasing duties as required

Please just send your CV at Protected content if you are interested, or would need more information.

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