Strategic Buyer in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Samuel Knight International are working with a leading rolling stock specialist who are looking to add an experienced Strategic Buyer to their thriving business based in the Milton Keynes area.

Supporting the Strategic Purchasing Manager in an exciting & newly established strategic arm the Strategic Buyer will undertake critical interfaces between the company and the supply chain.

This will include important input into new or overhauled procurement initiatives and policies to help foster a culture of procurement excellence.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Becoming an expert in your assigned commodities, maintaining knowledge of market and industry trends, developing technologies and alternative sourcing options
  • Building partnerships with key suppliers, undertaking regular business reviews
  • Working closely with project teams to address emerging issues and act as an escalation point
  • Actively seeking cost savings and contributing to a cost savings database
  • Anticipating and actively managing risk within the supply chain
  • Developing and overhauling GRG strategic policies and initiatives with the Strategic Purchasing Manager and ensuring adherence
  • Negotiation and contract management. Ensuring a value-based, life-cycle approach to sourcing and supplier selection
  • Offering key support for emerging bids to the Commercial team
  • Management of the mobilisation phase of projects
  • Managing and reporting on key KPIs.
  • Actively monitoring material spend versus budget for projects
  • Drive for personal development within procurement

Key skills & qualifications needed for this role:
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent and/or Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) preferable.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing or Project based environment
  • Membership of CIPS
  • A forward thinking, solution focused mind set
  • Excellent communication & organisational skills

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Samuel Knight International are specialists in providing rolling stock recruitment solutions throughout the rail industry within the UK & EMEA regions. Our dedicated team of experts have extensive experience in the delivery of end to end recruitment, providing agile support to both clients & candidates throughout the entire recruitment lifecycle. Samuel Knight are always interested to speak with candidates who are looking for support to develop their career within the rail industry. For more information on our live roles & the extensive recruitment services we provide please don’t hesitate to contact us via: samuel-knight . com

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