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Interim Indirect Buyer – 6 months – to start mid-March 2018

Interim Indirect Buyer – 6 months – to start mid-March 2018

Salary Daily rate or Fixed Term Contract

Location Leigh, Greater Manchester, North West

As an Indirect buyer, you will be required to work closely with key stakeholders across a variety of spend categories to identify and deliver savings.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the end to end tender process ensuring the outcome successfully delivers the business requirements
  • Manage a category led approach for top spend suppliers
  • Use e-sourcing tools to deliver value within the given categories and manage and track spend data
  • Manage projects to reduce cost whilst maintaining quality/service, and ensuring continuity of supply
  • Manage the tendering processes, negotiate and implement new contracts with suppliers
  • Develop and actively manage strategic relationships with suppliers, ensuring business requirements are understood and met and that supplier performance is measured
  • Source new products/suppliers as appropriate
  • Implementation and ongoing management of the benchmarking of materials and prices
  • Manage and support key stakeholders

The ideal candidate:

  • Strong indirect buying experience gained in an FMCG manufacturing business
  • Experience of tendering and negotiating contracts with key suppliers
  • Demonstrable planning and project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and complexity
  • Strong customer service ethos
  • Robust stakeholder management approach

The business:

  • A branded food business, committed to growth and customer delight, with excellent opportunities for advancement both personally and professionally
  • Recent investment in people and plant