Principal Indirect Procurement Buyer

£38k - £45k pa + Excellent Benefits
19 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Principal Indirect Procurement Buyer to join a market leading organisation who specialise in delivering bespoke engineering solutions to the Defence sector. As the Principal Indirect Procurement Buyer you will be responsible for managing the procurement activities for HR services, Travel, Consultancies and Communications for the UK and to working closely to compliment Group level strategies.

Your specific accountabilities within the Principal Indirect Procurement Buyer role will include:
*Supervising two Principal Buyers within the UK General Procurement team.
*Proactively reviewing future needs with 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 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 SLAs.
*Regular travel within the UK & Europe will be required, to work closely with international procurement colleagues and the UK stakeholders and suppliers

Your background will ideally include procurement/contract management experience working within an indirect purchasing department. You will be a strong negotiator with a proven record of delivering cost savings as well as having the ability to draft contracts, terms and agreements. A degree or MCIPS qualifications would be highly desirable as well as being able to deal with complex situations and effectively influence senior stakeholders and suppliers.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to secure a senior level position with a company who are experiencing extensive growth. As the Principal Indirect Procurement Buyer you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and package along with ongoing career progression and personal development opportunities