senior buyer (professional services) in maidenhead

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job type
contract
salary
£ 350 per day
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job details

posted
location
maidenhead, south east
job category
IT
job type
contract
working hours
Full-Time
salary
£ 350 per day
reference number
GP33445
phone
0117 311 1999
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job description

An excellent opportunity for a skilled procurement professional to work for one of the most iconic Technology brands across the globe and play an active role in negotiating global supplier deals.

The role will form a key part of procurement team ensuring timely delivery of Indirects products and services. A background within Indirect procurement (professional services/contingent labour) is preferential.

Key Responsibilities



* Liaise with internal customers to establish specifications and requirements, including the outsourcing of development activities and project equipment.
* Translates complex technical requirements into commercial agreements and contractual terms.
* Work and collaborate with NEWCO regions to maximise, maintain and manage key supplier deals and relationships.
* Ensure Tenders and Requests for Quotation RFQ's are sought and awarded in accordance with NEWCO policy.
* Formulate and negotiate contracts with key suppliers, including complex and technologically advanced systems and services, which ensures commitments are fulfilled and protects NEWCO' commercial position.
* Seeks purchases and agreements which exploit market and commercial conditions such as regional economics and Supplier year / qtr / month end targets.
* Manage assigned contracts, ensuring their effective execution, to agreed milestones, from initiation to delivery.
* Process Purchase Requisitions, place orders, expedite deliveries in accordance with the business process and controls.
* Monitors purchases and requisitions to ensure that we offer an added 'value for money' service
* Measure cost competitiveness, lead-time and quality performance of assigned suppliers and initiates corrective actions as necessary to optimise the service to the company and to minimise commercial risks.
* Cultivate and maintain good Supplier relationships to ensure continuity in supply together with a high and dependable standard of service.
* Acts as an escalation for and support Buyers to resolve supplier performance problems.
* Keep abreast of market and technological trends, particularly in the electronics and broadcast technology industry, advise internal customers of opportunities and take a proactive action to minimise / mitigate risks.
* Provide analysis / reports to internal customers or project teams of the status of bought-in equipment or sub-contract services including inventory, spend and savings analyses, to facilitate informed decisions.

Skills & Experience - Personal



* A confident self-starter, working well under pressure, able to act on own initiative, share knowledge and operate as part of a team
* Provide creative, proactive solutions to problems and able to operate flexibly with a "haNewco on" approach.
* Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, able to operate at all levels within NEWCO and News Corp.
* Able to lead, motivate and support team members in complex decisions.
* Customer orientated.
* Strong pragmatic, implementation and organisational skills, with a 'can do' approach, and an eye for detail.

Skills and Experience - Technical



* At least six years' purchasing /supplier management experience.
* Very good understanding of the electronics or broadcasting industries.
* Procurement of sophisticated or technologically advanced systems and services for multiple projects is key.
* Good understanding of the commercial aspects of purchasing, agreement formulation and contract negotiations.
* Computer literate - experience with MS Office applications is essential.
* Good understanding of purchasing or business planning systems.
* Graduate calibre - Preference will be given to a person with a relevant degree level education.
* Professional affiliation, e.g. CIPS, IEE, will be relevant.

For further infomation contact Gareth Paul on 0117 311 6447 or email gareth.paul@randstad.co.uk

Randstad Technologies Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

educational requirements

university