Buyer

Job Reference
B-TAS-A-52879
Salary Description
Competitive
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Craigavon
Job Description

Key Purpose

  • Managing the most critical and highest value direct materials sourcing and supply relationships
  • Manage large and complex sourcing and outsourcing projects through both evaluation and execution
  • Manage the design of robust Commodity Strategies to support the business goals
  • Providing a global category focal point for the business
  • Providing industry-leading category management expertise to the business

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the outsourced spend for a specific commodity spend Category
  • Build, maintain and manage scaled & critical strategic supplier relationships.
  • Deliver significant and sustained cost savings for their Category, on an on-going basis.
  • Contribute to the overall Make vs Buy strategy, identifying opportunities and synergies both within the supply chain and current Make portfolio.
  • Provide strategic leadership to key business transformation and outsourcing projects and leverage strong project and change management skills to manage complex and high value outsourcing and re-sourcing projects.  
  • Drive sustainable and ethical sourcing practices across the organisation. Influencing stakeholders at the highest level within the business unit, suppliers, and customers.
  • Conducting strategic sourcing, search, and supplier evaluations; conducting RFPs / tender / commercial negotiation processes
  • Managing multiple supplier relationships and projects to balance supply chain competition
  • Securing a global supply base that meets the organization’s cost and performance targets
  • Drive continuous improvements for the Category / group of commodities.
  • Negotiate and implement LTAs and subcontracts
  • Provide insights and recommendations based on analysis, research, industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices.
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