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  • Location

    Chester, Cheshire

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Jack Dawkins

  • Contact email:

    Jack.Dawkins@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    178893JDS_1597244853

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-19

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

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Role: Buyer

Location: Chester

Salary: Competitive Salary + Extensive Benefits

Job Overview

Support to the development of category planning and strategic sourcing by undertaking tactical buying within a strategy defined by the relevant senior buyer and/or category manager, or in line with business partner requirements to deliver value to the client. Builds skills and technical capabilities to transition into Senior Buyer roles.

Key responsibilities

  • Apply standard Procurement/strategic sourcing processes to purchases as defined by Senior Buyers/Category Managers from RFx, through supplier selection to order placement and completion. Liaises with Senior Buyers to assess if requirements can be fulfilled by existing or extended contracts.
  • Active contribution to the ongoing development of functional capabilities to ensure value delivery is sustainable in the long term and functional effectiveness and efficiencies is improved on a continual basis.
  • Undertake as defined, personal development plans and education requirements to transition to the role of Senior Buyer within agreed timeframes.
  • Ensure accuracy of data and documentation recorded in key systems to enable compliance and adherence to policies as well as enable efficient P2P processing, focusing on PR/PO placement to improve spend visibility.
  • Support Senior Buyers and Category Managers in the development of category plans by undertaking bespoke pieces of research/investigation and offering insights to support strategy development.
  • Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships, monitoring performance of suppliers to meet their needs and ensuring Procurement service provision achieves the required standards of services.

Candidate Overview

  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Working towards CIPS qualification (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in a commercial procurement role.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Stakeholder management and relationship building.
  • P2P Process knowledge.
  • Robust communication and influencing skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP Procurement modules.
  • Contract Law knowledge and understanding of contractual risk.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of key technical competencies relating to procurement transactional planning, commercial contract management and supplier relationship management.

For further information please contact Jack Dawkins on 01617-.071-.516