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Lead Buyer

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

  • Contact email:

    Karolina.Stapor@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    159994KSR_1554288808

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2019-04-02

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

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Morson International is looking for Lead Buyer for our client based in Stevenage.

The Role

  • You will be responsible for managing the procurement activities for Travel and Communications for the UK and working closely to compliment Group strategies.
  • Proactively reviewing future needs with our internal customers and leading the procurement/sourcing process through marketplace competitions where appropriate.
  • You will also lead the supplier negotiations on behalf of the organisation and brief and present recommended contracting solutions to senior stakeholders.
  • Maintain the strategic outlook over a 5 year period and ensure continuation of services is maintained while still achieving best value for money for the business.
  • This will involve managing a number of strategic relationships with our suppliers and internal stakeholders as well as industry partners.
  • You will be expected to keep up to date with the latest developments/improvements in the marketplace and research and recommend improved models within the categories
  • Attend regular supplier review meetings to ensure they are delivering to contract.
  • Regular travel within the UK & Europe (Predominantly France) will be required to work closely with our colleagues and suppliers

Additional Job Details:

* Competent and experienced in Procurement, with a proven track record in delivering cost savings and service enhancements through established procurement best practice and management of the tender process

* Enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with complex situations and effectively influence senior stakeholders and suppliers

* Competent contract negotiator with ability to draft contract agreements and approve terms and conditions

* A natural leader and communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience in working with multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales

* Strong interpersonal skills, a forward thinking approach and an appreciation of cross cultural working

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.