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Senior Strategic Buyer - Indirect

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 30/09/2021

Job Description

Responsibilities and Duties

Supporting and working closely with all sites for Ricardo Automotive and in the supply and management of indirect goods and services. (Indirect goods and services are non-project related.) This includes all CAPEX (assets) Procurement as well.
Responsibility for managing 2 direct reports based in Czech Republic.
Working with competitive bidding processes, bid appraisal & contract management; to develop and review tenders and implement new contracts.
Continuously monitor contract renewals and cost reductions.
Negotiation of payment terms, prices / added value and reporting cost-reduction achievements to hit Key Performance Indicators
Continuous improvement activities include – P2P process mapping, supplier rationalisation, improving purchasing leverage, inventory reduction and the use of best practice procurement and supply techniques to ensure value for money in all acquisitions.
External stakeholder management to maintain and promote relationships with strategic supplier accounts and within the business environment. Management of strategic UK and International suppliers.
Lead and negotiate supplier review meetings and assess the relevant agreements and KPIs.
Ultimately responsible for the supplier selection process and approval of all new suppliers through diligence assessments.
Monitor purchases to ensure that these are modified to meet changes in requirements.
To devise long term development strategies for product categories
Analysing purchasing and finance data closely with accounts payable
Continuously review market developments that affect individual categories


Qualifications and Skills

Excellent collaboration skills with internal and external stakeholders
Proven experience within a strategic procurement role
Indirect purchasing experience is essential
People management skills and ability to train, mentor and develop a team of Buyers
Proven track record in cost reduction activities
Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
CIPS qualification desirable