Senior Buyer

Morson are recruiting on behalf of a well-respected defence client for a Senior Buyer.

The contract is for an initial 12 months

The position is fully remote and is paying a rate of £25 - £33 per hour via an Umbrella company. Please find the job description below.

Purpose of role:
Reporting to the Operational Procurement Manager the Senior Buyer will have responsibility for the execution of the requisition to pay process within a defined scope and delegation of authority. Objectives for this role will include:

Efficient execution of established supply agreements requisition to order conversion, order book management, expediting and payment
Maintaining the quality of the demand from Business Unit’s projects
Assuring supplier performance in close co-operation with Category and Project Procurement teams

The Senior Buyer will/may have responsibility for a team of buyers managing tens of thousands of transactions p.a. or a number of Service based contracts.

Key Technical Skills
High quality oral communication ability
A structured and systematic approach with good attention to detail and the ability to prioritise multiple competing requirements in order to meet service levels and the needs of the business
ITT writing and delivery through to Contract writing including the incorporation of client specific head contract flow downs.
Understanding of commercial contract terms and conditions and Negotiation of those contract terms into contracts to protect the business.
Highly delivery focussed with a pragmatic, hands-on approach. Able to work in cross functional teams and with stakeholders in an operational environment
Microsoft office suite.

Key Behaviours
Self-Motivated with the drive to deliver results.
Strong level of networking and communications skills
Ability to operate at all levels of the business, with customers, suppliers, partners and sub-contractors.
Demonstrate leadership qualities for motivating, coaching, mentoring and growing capability for staff.
Lead by positive example and behaviours.
Management of meetings Responsibility / Accountability
Requisition to Payment
Execution of the requisition to order process within agreed service levels
Ensuring that my clients commercial position is best protected through use of agreed terms and conditions of contract and purchase orders
Execution of order book management and expediting processes to ensure the supply chain delivers on time to meet all Business Unit requirements
Execution of processes, and interfaces with finance, to ensure on-time payment to suppliers

Sourcing
Execution of supplier on-boarding and qualification processes to ensure selected suppliers are approved and available to trade with
Assuring compliance with Group and Divisional supply agreements
Sourcing within existing supply agreements defined by Project Procurement and Category Management teams
Leading negotiations with suppliers to ensure that the most cost effective supply solutions are obtained
Prompt and effective provision of spot purchasing and quotation services

Supplier & Performance management
Ensure that all technical and quality requirements are fully satisfied and that all material and service requirements are supplied in accordance with specifications provided
Responsible for managing supplier owned performance including supplier business reviews, KPIs & SLAs to deliver value.

Leadership
Will in all probability lead a team of Buyers with responsibility for their performance.

Key Outputs/Deliverables
Provision of a proactive and efficient purchase order placement service with timely resolution of queries and post order management
Improvement of the performance of the R2P process, for example requisition to order conversion lead-times, EOTIF, invoice match accuracy
Creation of Value Plans and business cases for Change management.
ITT documents inc. evaluation outputs
Contract documents
Presentations to all levels of staff.
Supplier Management plans inc Risk and opportunity registers.
Effective communication with Category Management and Operational Procurement teams

Describe with whom the role regularly interfaces

Peers
Senior Managers and Directors
Group Procurement
Suppliers and Senior Account Managers


Purpose of role:
Reporting to the Operational Procurement Manager the Senior Buyer will have responsibility for the execution of the requisition to pay process within a defined scope and delegation of authority. Objectives for this role will include:

Efficient execution of established supply agreements requisition to order conversion, order book management, expediting and payment
Maintaining the quality of the demand from Business Unit’s projects
Assuring supplier performance in close co-operation with Category and Project Procurement teams

The Senior Buyer will/may have responsibility for a team of buyers managing tens of thousands of transactions p.a. or a number of Service based contracts.

Ensure compliance with company Safety, Health and Environmental requirements.

For immediate consideration click the apply now button.

Posted
05/01/2022
Location
Dunfermline, Scotland, UK