Junior Buyer

  • Location

    Bracknell, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Daniel Darlington

  • Contact email:

    Daniel.Darlington@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Junior Buyer_1580988825

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    3-6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-07

  • Start date:

    ASAP

JOB TITLE: JUNIOR BUYER
DURATION: 12 MONTHS
LOCATION: BRACKNELL



1. SELF STARTER
2. EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS AS THEY WILL BE INTERACTING WITH BOTH SUPPLIERS AND INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS
3. EXPERIENCE OF BUYING GOODS
4. EXPERIENCE IN PURCHASING, PROCUREMENT, SOURCES AND CONTROL PROCESSES

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sourcing Operations NER require a Junior Buyer to join the team.

The role:
* Reporting to the Regional sourcing organization working closely with NER Indirect Category leads to help create and implement category strategies with indirect spend suppliers & search for solutions within existing/new partners to improve service flexibility, service disruption risks & value.
* Improve supplier management and drive eCommerce solutions to create transactional efficiencies.
* Deliver Year-over-Year cost savings and lead low complexity projects, as well as initiatives that have a high value and broad implication to the corporation.
* Support internal clients across all Indirect categories to adopt the integration of sourcing guidelines into business requirements.
* Supports local legal and contracting requirements on supplier negotiations and setup. Manages suppliers as assigned across multiple indirect categories.
* As directed by Category Lead, manages external suppliers to deliver improved benefits to areas such as technology, quality, responsiveness, delivery, and cost (TQRDC).

Responsibilities:
1) Coordinate and support eCommerce enablement and supplier consolidation
2) Contract and negotiate with assigned suppliers. Supplier Performance Management
3) Stakeholder management; identify and engage with key stakeholders
4) Actively participates in relevant corporate programs/initiatives, complies with professional and quality standards, complies with corporate policies and procedures, and acts in a manner consistent with values and ethical standards.
5) Tasks that are critical to the successful performance might include:
a) Supporting the Business, suppliers and GSC with Invoice match exceptions
b) Validating banking information with existing suppliers when a change is requested
c) Gathers and analyses data to update and maintain SAP Master when required
d) Updates Contract Management tool CLM with current agreements and terms
e) Assists with developing and analysing requests for proposals (RFP), information (RFI), quotes (RFQ), etc
f) Involvement in market research, supplier interviews, and collection of supplier performance information
g) Ensures compliance to internal STP business rules and SOX controls
h) Monitor shared sourcing mailbox


QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor level university/college degree is generally required. (Desirable)
GCSE or equivalent in English and Math (Essential)
Work experience in similar field. (Desirable)

PREFERRED SKILLS
Experience of SAP processes; Sourcing, Planning, Logistics, Masterdata (Desirable)
Knowledge of Sourcing/Procurement practices. (Desirable)
Ability to quickly develop knowledge of assigned area of responsibility and , organisation and business.
Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint. (Essential)
Fluent in English with excellent written and oral communication skills. (Essential)