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Location: CHIPPENHAM, WILTSHIRE Salary: 35000 - 40000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3119755

My client is looking for a senior buyer who has experience preferably within the food sector.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

• A proven track-record of supplier management in a commercial environment``````````````````````````````````````````````
• A hands-on approach
• Strong numeracy skills
• Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills
• Analytical ability, and able to demonstrate reasoned decision making
• Exemplary attention to detail
• Capable of working under pressure and to deadlines
• Outstanding time management and delivery

The remit and responsibilities of this role include:
• Deliver successful negotiation and completion of contracts suitable for each category with clear KPI’s identified (incl. target benchmark savings run rate), to drive business and cost efficiency
• Manage the implementation of supplier agreements and ongoing contract management
• To identify and deliver cost savings in all areas with qualitative and quantitative data.
• Collaborate and effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
• Directly line Manage the Category Buyers and assume responsibility for team performance
• Identify, establish and implement processes and systems which inform, monitor and predict medium to long term business or market trends
• Directly negotiate with Suppliers or alongside Procurement Director and /or Buyers to ensure that best value is delivered
• Monitor & deliver budgeted Annual Central Buying Income targets and maintain the Benefit Tracking Log, updating actuals and forecast monthly
• Achieve Buying team targets & delivery (incl. % benefit run rate v prospect benchmark)
• Develop and maintain an effective category management and responsibility assignment matrix structure within the team
• Deliver effective Buying team support for sales bids, sales leads and mobilisations and Marketing initiatives
• Ensure the delivery of team reporting requirements (incl. blogs, market reports, heatmaps, Mintec, PPI tracker)
• Conduct regular collaboration and review meetings with the Business Support Manager to enhance supplier performance and improve issue resolution times

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