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Senior Buyer - Fleet & Travel

72% Flex
Full Remote
Full time
Mid-level (2-5 years)
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Senior Buyer - Fleet & Travel

72% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Contract: Full time
Experience: Mid-level (2-5 years)
Work from: United Kingdom

Offer summary

Qualifications: 3 to 5 years of procurement experience, Excellent communication, negotiation and analytical skills, with a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.

Key responsabilities:

  • Support in category strategy development, sourcing activity
  • Implement and maintain supplier management programs, work closely with stakeholders
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Job Overview
  • The Senior Buyer – Fleet & Travel will be report into the Category Lead.
  • Responsibility to support in category strategy development, execution, and sourcing activity, ensuring supply chain solutions are fit for purpose, aligned to business needs, and represent lowest total cost, optimal service, and highest quality with relevant impactful supply base innovation.
  • Implement and maintain supplier management programs across all key areas of spend.
  • To be seen as a trusted commercial partner working closely with key stakeholders.

Main Duties

  • Sourcing, Negotiations & Contracting
    • Support and lead on strategic procurement activities.
    • Support on complex high value sourcing activities and negotiations, identifying new and more competitive sources of supply.
    • Negotiate and influence suppliers to achieve best market value.
    • Ability to identify cost reduction opportunities within the business.
    • Liaise with suppliers to resolve issues with performance and regularly review, suggest, and develop improvements.
    • Development of category strategies aligned to the business need.
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Manage and support a wide range of internal stakeholders.
    • Supporting the development and delivery of annual targets and goals across cost, quality, reliability, and delivery.
    • Work cross-functionally with other departments and internal stakeholders.
    • Managing relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, from aligning with internal colleagues to gather, assess and challenge business requirements to appropriately challenging external stakeholders whilst maintaining relationships.
  • Supplier Management
    • Implementation and maintenance of a new Supplier Management Program covering all strategic and preferred suppliers, reviewing current processes and procedures, and identifying areas for improvement.
    • Measure supplier performance to identify areas for improvement.
What we are looking for
  • 3 to 5 years procurement experience, showing evidence of considerable self-development.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and analytical skills (written and oral), customer facing skills, excellent organizational skills, time management skills.
  • Accountable and dedicated, with a proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving and fast paced environment.
  • Clear track record of stakeholder management with a clear focus on strategy implementation and risk mitigation.
  • Change management experience.
  • Capable of conflict management and resolution.
  • CIPS qualification is preferred but not essential.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
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Soft Skills
  • Accountable and dedicated, analytical and creative problem-solver with time management skills
  • Effective stakeholder management, conflict resolution and change management experience

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