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Procurement Specialist, Indirect categories (London)

Procurement Specialist ( Indirects)

My client, a well known Multinational company, is one of the biggest global players in the FMCG sector in term of turnover ( approx. 24 Billion EUR ).

The company is leader in a large range of very different products and businesses.

Their unique competitive advantage is the combination of a powerful global brand, an insightful understanding of people, an extraordinary competence in technology and design, and the many synergies with their channels, partners and supply chain.

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 build a career within Procurement, in a growing department capturing new categories and getting more and more importance within the business.

Main Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the UK Procurement Manager, the Procurement Specialist will be responsible for the strategic sourcing of indirect material & services within their allocated category areas. This role will be of key importance to the department and wider business, as it will have direct responsibility for challenging / controlling costs, identifying savings areas, whilst ensuring delivery of first class service from 3rd party suppliers.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Develop a category sourcing strategy for each allocated category area

Manage relationships with current and potential suppliers for each allocated category area

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

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.

Any other purchasing duties as required

Knowledge, Skills & Experience required

Solid experience in blue chip company procurement

Previous relevant experience of sourcing general indirect goods and services (HR services & Leased vehicles ideally).

Strong stakeholder management skills in a matrixes environment

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Experience in contract negotiations

Ability to translate supply solutions / strategies in practical implementation

Ability to pro-actively innovate and find opportunities for procurement to add value to the overall company business

Strategic thinking and insight

Good working knowledge of MS office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

CIPS qualification or equivalent degree level

How to Apply:

If you believe you tick all of the above and want to work for an innovative and global brand, and be based in their UK Head Office located 35 minutes from Central London by train; then apply by sending your CV to William Nicolas Ltd, the Agency representing the company assigned to this search, at Protected content


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