Strategic Buyer (with travel)

Caresoft Global Limited
£38 per hour Ltd Co.
09 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our prestigious Automotive client based in Whitley, Coventry (+ Slovakia) is looking for a highly skilled and experienced Strategic Buyer to work within our Clients ever expanding Purchasing department on a full time basis.
This is a brilliant opportunity for the chosen candidate to work in a very modern and luxurious working environment. The successful Strategic Buyer will be working a 40 hour week with access to onsite parking.

Key Responsibilities:
  • This role will support the Procurement of Construction and Construction Design Services in support of the continued development of our client's Slovakia facility (European Manufacturing Facility)
  • The candidate will be support the Procurement lead, working with a number of Buyers who's responsibility it is to deliver a series of trade packages this will include supporting the development of appropriate sourcing strategies, supplier selection and contract management
  • The role will require the candidate to work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders to collate construction requirements and support the development of Procurement Strategies that deliver value for money and fit for purpose solutions ensuring project completion on time and to budget
  • The role will require the management of suppliers and contracts across a range of construction disciplines for example Ground Works, Mechanical and Electrical, Structural Steelwork, Roofing and Cladding
  • The role will require a large amount of travel within the Slovakia, Europe and the UK
  • The candidate will work within a team of buyers to enable the delivery of this project - the buyers will be based in the UK and overseas
  • Provide strategic procurement to ensure the continued development of the central European manufacturing facility in Slovakia
  • Work with numerous Stakeholders based both in Slovakia and in the UK to determine best fit procurement route per project
  • Develop and support multiple contract negotiations to support delivery of major construction projects
  • Manage supplier relationships and supplier performance
  • Deliver value added savings
  • Key Skills Required for Submission:
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management and relationship management skills and experience
  • Strong buying and negotiating expertise
  • Skills Required:

  • Sense of business acumen
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Knowledge of commercialconstruction contracts such as JCT and FIDIC would be an advantage
  • Experience Required:
  • Experience of supporting the procurement of medium-large scale construction projects within tight time and budget constraints
  • Experience in supplier management
  • Negotiation skills with a proven track record of successful commercial negotiations
  • Experience of dealing with multi-national suppliers and delivering projects outside of the UK
  • Education Required:MCIPS Qualified or SCIPS Procurement Professional with Construction Procurement experience Additional Information:
  • The Candidate will be required to spend a significant time overseas in Slovakia (Monday - Friday from October until May, flights and hotels are booked through our in house booking system and expenses can be paid on a weekly basis)
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