Are you a talented Buyer looking for a step up to a Senior Buyer / Category Manager position? If so, I have an excellent business based in Coventry looking for just that.
It is a permanent role paying £35,000.
Essential duties and responsibilities
Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets, directly contributing to the departmental cost reduction plan aligned to the FY budget.
Develop category management plans based on criticality, complexity and spend for goods and services, periodically researching and evaluating areas of opportunity, reducing commercial costs and rate structures where possible.
Adopt and promote best practice procurement policy and procedures with the compilation, governance and maintenance of documented purchasing processes and procedures leveraging robust procurement methodologies.
Accountable for contract agreements and addendums and ensuring effective contracts are in place, driving continuous value out of commercial frameworks.
Responsible for supplier relationship management with the continuous assessment of risk, quality and service level performance with suppliers to support efficient business operations through regular business review undertaking.
Cultivate ideation and strategies to improve operational efficiency and processes that add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
Working with cross-functional teams and functional leaders, building strong stakeholder relationships to prioritise and deliver on key projects and functional needs.
Lead sourcing projects including RFI, RFP, RFQ, and contract development, assessing tenders and quotations from potential suppliers.
Ensure the appropriate credit facilities are in place and adhered too with preferred suppliers.
Implement relevant KPI's to monitor and manage adherence to purchasing and company policy
Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools / methodology.
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