Principal Procurement Buyer

Electus Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
14 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Are you an experienced procurement specialist looking for your next step? We are seeking a Principal Procurement Buyer to be based at our client's site in Hertfordshire. You will be working for a world-renowned company, which is known for leading global defence technology and services and supplying critical control solutions. Below are some further details on the role. At the bottom of the page is where you can apply. Your responsibilities will include: Managing the procurement activities for the UK team Supervising two Principal Buyers within the UK team Proactively reviewing future needs with internal customers and leading the procurement/sourcing process through marketplace competitions where appropriate 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 Managing a number of strategic relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders as well as industry partners Attend regular supplier review meetings to ensure they are delivering to contract SLAs. Regular travel within the UK & Europe will be required, to work closely with international procurement colleagues. About you Competent and experienced Procurement Specialist, with a proven track record in delivering cost savings and service enhancements Understanding of procurement best practice and implementation 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 driving multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales Strong interpersonal skills, a forward thinking approach and an appreciation of cross cultural working. Job Title: Principal Procurement Buyer Salary: £35,000 - £45,000pa DOE Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire Job Type: Perm Job ID: LF/HQ 12465 Security Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. This is a permanent position. Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. This job was originally posted as