Sourcing Buyer

Location
Chertsey, Surrey
Salary
Competitive Salary and Package
Posted
29 Sep 2017
Closes
27 Oct 2017
Ref
compass/TP/327966/36224/RH
Contact
Ms Racheal Hill
Job Function
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you possess a passion for procurement with experience of managing a supplier base?

Here at Foodbuy we are currently on the lookout for a Sourcing Buyer to join our Strategic Sourcing Team. With a key focus on non-food, you will be responsible for scoping and assessing the market, negotiating with suppliers and building the procurement strategy for various projects such as travel, laundry and energy.

Foodbuy are a premier procurement company for food and beverage who provide innovative and unique procurement solutions to operations across the UK and Europe. Developing your career as a Sourcing Buyer within Foodbuy means that you aren’t just taking another job; it’s an opening to an exciting and rewarding career. It’s your chance to join an organisation that places its people, their development and their success at the forefront of what we do, at a an exciting time when we are commencing our journey to become the number one third party procurement company in the UK.

Package description

Competitive Salary and Package 

Main responsibilities

Reporting in to the Strategic Sourcing Manager you will be responsible for delivering against project plans for non-food sourcing programmes.  You will build close working relationships with the Category Development team to understand business needs in order for you to begin building an understanding of the market. You will be responsible for providing industry and commercial analysis to ensure proactive insight into potential sourcing strategies including tenders and cost engineering. Additionally, you will be expected to engage and negotiate with a UK-wide and potentially international supplier base. This role is fundamental in providing key analysis, supporting sourcing strategy and supporting the full Foodbuy Procurement Framework.

Ideal candidate

Whilst a passion for procurement will take you far, experience of tendering and managing a supplier base is essential for the role.  You will have demonstrable experience of working cross-functionally with the ability to influence, engage and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders is key. In addition, you will have experience of analysing large volumes of data and end-to-end experience of managing procurement projects.

You will receive a competitive salary and package and be given the opportunity to develop and make the most out of your career. We believe that our people are our business, so along with the tools and support you need to get to here you want to go, we’ll make sure you have fun along the way. We are dedicated to creating a positive place where the best people want to work.  

If you think this role is for you and would like to obtain further information regarding salary or role specifics, please contact me directly via email, racheal.hill@compass-group.co.uk .