• Permanent
  • Somerset, South West
  • Posted 7th June 2018
  • £22000 - £25000 per Annum
  • Ref: SW1221

My client is a market leading organisation, working with world leading brands. This is a great opportunity to join a busy department and manage the purchasing and buying process for a specific category area. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will be highly organised with strong negotiation, interpersonal and supplier management skills.

*Manage the buying process for your nominated categories including strategic direction and supplier selection
*Negotiate price and service and monitor supplier quality and service - feedback as appropriate
*Operation of the procurement process for your nominated categories; including forecasting, order placement and follow-up and negotiating best delivery terms
*Provide a deep knowledge of the supply base and derive the best value from it whilst managing risk
*Provide a professional and comprehensive support to project managers to complete all sourcing briefs according to strategy and project timelines. To negotiate terms and prices directly with vendors
*Approve and take ownership of purchase pricing both in terms of ensuring best buying practice and value for money

*Working knowledge of strategic sourcing and supplier management
*Strong negotiation skills
*Organised, systematic and computer literate
*Team worker
*Attention to detail and ability to cope with pressure

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