HAYS is currently looking for a Buyer in the region of Mouscron.
The Buyer will manage the procurement of a portfolio of materials for the group, optimising cost, cash, quality and service. Drive added value through sourcing strategically, value engineering, innovation delivery and risk management. You will work with key internal stakeholders to deliver Group Purchasing objectives.
The job includes procurement of a portfolio of materials, goods within a category, development and implementation (with line manager) of appropriate sourcing strategies based upon business requirements. Also the delivery of KPIs relating to cost, cash, quality, service and continuity of supply for the portfolio. Above this you will identify, quantify and communicate COP or COS (cost of service) reduction ideas to business teams for implementation.
You will work with suppliers to deliver the innovation strategy for the portfolio and gather & analyse market intelligence, working with line manager as appropriate to amend sourcing strategies.
Finally, you will minimise risk to continuity of supply by carrying out supplier risk assessments for the portfolio's suppliers and implementing corrective actions as required. Ensure supply agreements are based upon formal legal T&Cs.
The candidate we are looking for has a relevant experience as a Buyer and must be able to identify, understand and quantify problems arising. The role requires negotiation and persuasion/influencing skills (internal and external stakeholders). Also, a technical understanding of category materials and financial evaluation and forecasting is required. Must be IT literate and should have the working knowledge of SAP, spreadsheets and presentations. Good knowledge of French and English.
Our client offers you the opportunity to flourish in a successful structure recognized for its professionalism and team spirit.
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