Buyer - Corporate Services

£38000 per annum
11 Apr 2017
09 May 2017
Lucy Fowler-Tutt
Clearance Level
Job Type
We are accepting applications for a new and unique opportunity to work as a Category Buyer to be positioned within our defence and aerospace engineering client's corporate services team.

As the successful candidate, you will work independently providing execution support of projects to corporate services sector. You will be accountable for the execution of sourcing programs, developing and implementing best in class sourcing strategies alongside the application of category plans.

You will also be responsible for managing both internal and external stakeholder relationships, and be able to act with influence and impact as well as to advise the business on the best outcome through analysis of data to locate threats and opportunities, suggesting sourcing solutions and implementing them.

Job Description and Key Accountabilities

Execution of sourcing plans, especially implementation of change programs involving new suppliers or spend practice.
Provides guidance on best practice sourcing to the organisation
Stays up-to-date about customers' needs and expectations
Development of sourcing strategies, stakeholder mapping and engagement, bid solicitation, contract negotiation and award, and on-going supplier governance
Ownership of key supplier relationships through Supplier Relationship Management
Formulate sourcing strategies using key information drawn from analysis.

Qualifications / Experience

A degree level qualification is desirable though not essential, as the client is focused on finding someone with the right attitude and personality
Effective communicator and negotiator
Experience of procuring within blue-chip environment.
Experience of negotiating T&Cs, drafting contract terms, defining SLAs & appropriate service credit mechanisms.
Strong interpersonal communications and the ability to work independently and across multiple functions.
Success in working with teams.
Problem solving ability, detail oriented ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time
Knowledge of procurement systems (e.g. SAP, P2P, e-Procurement) is desirable

Job Title:BUYER Corporate Services
Salary:£38000pa + corporate benefits
Location:Farnborough, Hampshire
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:LF/HQ 12955


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.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. 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 submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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