Job ref JO0000009967SD

Strategic Buyer

Salary: up to £40k per annum
Location: Milton Keynes
Type: Permanent
Sector: Refurbishment
Reference: JO0000009967SD

Strategic Buyers Job in Milton Keynes paying up to £40k per annum plus 25 days holiday (pro rata)
plus Early finish on a Friday plus Pension with employer contribution.

Salary level to £40k per annum dependant on experience this is a fantastic opportunity to support the Strategic Purchasing Manager in a newly created strategic arm to undertake critical interfaces between the company and the supply base.

You will have a critical input into new or overhauled procurement initiatives and policies to help create procurement excellence.

For this role you will need to be

Educated to Degree level or equivalent and/or Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) preferable.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing or Project based environment and / or membership of CIPS

Responsibilities:

Becoming an expert in your assigned commodities, maintaining knowledge of market and industry trends, developing technologies and alternative sourcing options
Building partnerships with key suppliers, undertaking regular business reviews
Working closely with project teams to address emerging issues and act as an escalation point
Actively seeking cost savings and contributing to a cost savings database
Anticipating and actively managing risk within the supply chain
Developing and overhauling GRG strategic policies and initiatives with the Strategic Purchasing Manager and ensuring adherence
Negotiation and contract management. Ensuring a value-based, life-cycle approach to sourcing and supplier selection
Offering key support for emerging bids to the Commercial team
Management of the mobilisation phase of projects
Managing and reporting on key KPIs.
Actively monitoring material spend versus budget for projects
Drive for personal development within procurement

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