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Date Added: Thu 08/07/2021

Senior Buyer

Chorley, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £350/day

Senior Buyer
3 Months
Home Based - Chorley - £350 per day

We are recruiting for a Senior Buyer to join the Procurement Team in the IT Category for one of the largest Support Service Suppliers in the UK. We require a Senior Buyer who will be responsible for multiple areas of spend including Hardware, Software, Telecoms and Cloud Related Services.

Roles & Responsibilities
As the Senior Buyer, will be responsible for:

The ability to lead tendering processes as well as creating Preferred Supplier Lists to ensure the best supplier is selected.
Create synergies and cost saving opportunities by building relationships with Stakeholder and SME's.
Have a key understanding of the IT sectors and suppliers including Hardware (Infrastructure/Desktop/Laptop/Peripherals), Software, Cloud Services, Hosting / Datacentre Services, Security, Telecoms (fixed and mobile), Print Technology, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Digital Marketing IT Disposal / Data Destruction
Take part in contractual negotiations and commercials with suppliers.
Share and assist with best practices across regions of the company including the tracking of IT procurement activity.
Maintain and develop relationships with suppliers, including contract and performance management.
Consistently review the PSL and supply markets to ensure the company is positioned in maximising opportunities and minimising business risk.

Skills & Qualifications
We are looking for someone with the following:

A member of or working towards corporate membership of CIPS.
Knowledge of Procurement and Supply Chain management principles
Commercial experience around price negotiation, request for quotation and tender activity
Knowledge of SAP / Oracle or similar operating systems
Experience negotiating licence agreements and commercial terms.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to (url removed) or ring (phone number removed) and ask to speak to James Barker who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful
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