Procurement supply chain Interim and permanent recruiters

Senior IT Buyer

South East
£50,001 - £70,000 per annum
£55-60k + flexible working + additional 3 days holiday for voluntary work + 50% staff discount
This leading retail brand is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to manage IT spend…

Reporting to the Head of Indirect Procurement, the Senior Buyer will be responsible for managing all the IT and Digital Services Sourcing requirements globally. Using your experience gained in the same, or other industries, you will work in collaboration with senior IT and digital leads across the business to understand business requirements and identify opportunities for cost savings as well as other value driving initiatives. Developing sourcing strategies and implementing plans, you will use your influence and our global scale to leverage the best commercial deals.

Senior Buyer Key Responsibilities:
  • Drive IT and Digital Services supplier and sourcing strategies to deliver the business outcomes needed and leverage global spend

  • Lead tender, negotiation and contract activity to drive the best deal

  • Ensure a positive and close relationship with senior IT and Digital stakeholders to understand the outcomes needed and influence behaviours

  • Ensure compliance to the procurement processes for all IT and digital services 3rd party requirements

  • Analyse management information regarding third parties (i.e. spend data, SLAs, etc.) to ensure the overall IT and digital services strategies remains on track

  • Act as an internal and external advocate of procurement within those areas of the purchasing IT and digital services in external procurement forums

  • Drive innovative ways of making the IT and Digital Services supply chain function more effectively and efficiently

Ideal Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years' procurement experience

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience IT sourcing experience preferably in retail

  • Experience of procurement within an international, agile, demanding and fast paced, outcome-based environment

  • Experience of managing complex, multinational projects with multiple stakeholders based in multiple international locations

  • Be able to achieve results with integrity

  • Be able to responsibly manage the uneasy combination of commercial competitiveness, customer needs and high ethical standards

  • Strong written and numeric comprehension and analytic skills

  • Proficient and competent with Office Windows - Excel, Word, Powerpoint and SAP

  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills

  • Able to thrive in an environment of constant change and able to juggle many diverse projects simultaneously

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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