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DATE ADDED: Wed 31/10/2018


Chorley, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

SALARY: £25000 - £40000/annum

The FR Group want to help you achieve your career aspirations by offering you the best roles with clients whom we really do believe are the best at what they do.
About your new employer:
Our client provides medical equipment solutions for the clinical trials industry. They recognise and promote innovation, delivering excellence in all they do and produce. Their workforce is dedicated and committed to the Company’s values always striving forward by the introductions of improved systems, processes and procedures.
What the role is:
Working alongside a team of procurement specialists, your role is key as you take responsibility for the strategic sourcing and category management for accountable categories. Developing clear category management strategies, you are required to maximise value across the end to end product selection sourcing process. The emphasis is on buying the right products to fit the longer term needs of the customers and the business whilst achieving total cost solutions rather than a simple quick, price focussed fit.
What you’ll be doing will include: -
Supporting the senior team in the delivery of the overall procurement business strategy, with direct accountability for specific directs categories -
Responsible for developing and delivering the accountable category strategies, effective range development, strategic sourcing and category management -
Management of suppliers in terms of regular business and performance reviews, continuous improvement initiatives, forecasts/re-forecasts and ongoing relationship development to optimise the value and performance of each supplier -
Negotiation and management of commercial terms for all suppliers that fall within scope, integrating into central contractual agreements to synergise benefits and maximise sustainable value -
Consolidate expenditure and suppliers wherever appropriate, to maximize volumes and minimise complexity -
To enhance all procurement practices in sourcing and supplier management, including but not limited to all tenders, contracts and supplier information in order to underpin category opportunities where appropriate -
Define supplier joint business plan strategies and execute appropriate processes in line with the Procurement and Category strategies -
Effectively manage and communicate the impact of supply decisions with operational internal stakeholders -
Ensure SLAs and contracts are in place and maintained for all key, accountable suppliers within the eSourcing platforms -
Accountable for the adherence to company compliance procedures and the development and implementation of functional processes, guidelines, policies and projects relative to accountable category activities
The FR Group are a recruitment expert and the UK's leading firms trust us with their vacancies. You can therefore apply for our jobs with confidence. We will always discuss the role and seek your approval before submitting an application directly to the decision maker
Role: Buyer
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chorley, Lancashire,

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