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Senior Buyer - INDIRECT

Job Reference: KP19       Job Type: Permanent       Date Added: 10/05/2012

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Employer: Roche Recruitment
Location: Dorset Area
Salary: Up to £30,000 plus Benefits

The role reports to the Purchasing Manager, and will be responsible for strategic sourcing, identifying suppliers and leading negotiations, to ensure the highest quality services and product available, whilst maximising cost down opportunities across the UK and having ownership of tenders and process improvement projects.

To the Business:
o Identify, lead and manage contract negotiations, ensuring price, quality and service targets and standards are achieved
o Build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to influence the role of Strategic sourcing and procurement in the future organisation
o Bring professional expertise and guidance to the current team for the sourcing process
o Demonstrate knowledge and proactive responses to supply chain risk management activities within
o Provide proactive information and effective communication to all internal customers regarding sourcing processes, status and any other pertinent details
o Work closely and successfully throughout the internal and external Supply Chain
o Monitor sourcing and delivery metrics and develop action items as needed
o Develop Risk Mitigation plan with top suppliers
o Liaise with internal supply chain colleagues as appropriate including Product Management, Planning, logistics, Quality etc
o Represent Sourcing and Procurement in vendor audits
To the Suppliers:
o Establish and maintain preferred suppliers and framework agreements
o Assist with managing total cost to drive down costs and external spend
o Review supplier performance on a regular basis to ensure compliance with terms and conditions of contract and where necessary take appropriate action to meet the business objectives
And Process Improvement:
o Independently identify and drive process improvement
o Develop and lead internal/external teams with improvement efforts that drive to our top line expectations
o Drive learning through the organisation

Skills and Experience:
• Knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures
• Analytical and negotiation skills and techniques
• Project management skills in a cross functional environment
• Project management skills
• Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated achievement of results including savings generation, improvements to supplier relationships, improvements in product quality and service delivery desired.
• High ability to create a performing team
• Ability to influence key internal stakeholders is paramount with a strong emphasis on relationship building.
• Excellent Change Management skills
• MBA or MSc Supply Chain CIPS - desirable

The Package:

• Basic starting salary: £28,000 - £30,000 plus
• 25 days holiday
• Pension Plan + more
• Travel of up to 45%

Please note that we can only assist candidates who are eligible to work in the EU or hold the relevant visas.

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