Buyer - Direct

Ref No. BHN520776
Salary £35,000 - £40,000/annum
Location Coleshill, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Open


I am currently recruiting a direct buyer for a global business based in Birmingham. This is an initial 6 month FTC, with a strong potential to be made perm in 2022.


Buyer / Engineering experience

The Job

About the Role / Job Description / Missions & Responsibilities

- Design and apply sourcing strategy agreed with Product Managers and Procurement Managers

- Develop and apply own sourcing strategy for categories not managed by a Category Manager

- Review opportunities with local and international suppliers.

- Strategy alignment with Product managers and other International branches to reinforce supplier relationship management

- Identify potential suppliers and propose the list of potential suppliers to stakeholders.

- Launch RFx to pre-selected suppliers and facilitate the process of suppliers selection (technical and commercial) with requesters

Contract Implementation and Management

- Contract Management (application of price escalation formulas, volume rebate collection, products and services portfolio management, progress clauses, renewal etc.), including update of procurement database (contracts, catalogues...)

- Establish measures and controls to ensure and track successful implementation of the contract locally

- Follow up contract implementation

Suppliers relationship management

- Lead SRM activities for relevant suppliers of his/her category (supplier strategy, review and audit incl. financial solidity, innovation initiatives, internal promotion of supplier, supplier days) in line with SRM framework

- Manages supplier relationships (Guarantees, Penalties, Claims, Supplier Reviews, Performance and risks management with European Proc Directors (in case of complex situation)

- Facilitate introduction of suppliers to company level stakeholders

- Contribute to supplier performance evaluation

Stakeholders management

- Develop and manage relationship with internal customers (BL, Functions)

- Consolidate internal customer feedback on category strategies

- Consolidate internal customer feedback on Supplier Performance

- Lead working sessions with internal customers to identify TCO reduction opportunities

- Boost influence and recognition of the procurement function within the community of Business Stakeholders (BL, functions)"

Continuous Improvement

- Conduct periodic surveys to measure internal customer feedback for continuous improvement.

- Undertake corrective actions with suppliers to improve performance (e.g. Supplier development programs, progress plans,…) and track progress

- Identify opportunities for automating PO (catalogs, Open PO etc.)

- Analyze spot buys reduction opportunities provided by Tactical Procurement Dir (compliance and contract coverage ), define and implement corrective actions" Reporting

- Consolidate and present sourcing action plan to his/her Management and when needed to related Category Manager

- Contribute to yearly ambition plan and its updates (within the target and rolling forecast processes)

- Provide periodic activity reporting to his/her Management on actual and projected savings related to his scope

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Chris Castle
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