The Growth Company (Employ GM)
Manchester, North West England
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We are recruiting for a Buyer to support the Group Procurement team with a mix of Technology and Marketing spends. This is an exciting opportunity where you will be managing and negotiating high value contracts and inputting into global, strategic technology investments. This will span greenfield sites and upgrades to existing infrastructure. You will be required to support the identification of the best value and innovative suppliers, securing excellent service from the supply base, reduce costs where possible and look for opportunities for continuous improvement. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work in other indirect spend categories.
Working across tech & marketing contracts supporting the area procurement lead
Developing strategic sourcing plans for categories of spend
Delivering commercial clauses benefitting THG’s investments in technology and marketing
Support development of commercial competency outside procurement
Create effective processes to support a fast-moving business whilst achieving value for money
Develop THG’s understanding of key supply markets
Challenge supplier and software nominations appropriately
Identify and implement cost saving initiatives, negotiate terms, instigate and complete supplier set-ups
Breadth of spend category is wide so good stakeholder engagement and management is essential for the successful candidate to succeed in this role. Key interfaces include – Legal / Technology / Finance / Supply Chain etc
At least 1 years’ experience in Indirect Procurement or a similar commercial function
Excellent influential skills and ideally also experience in negotiation
Strong communication skills particularly an ability to translate commercial requirements into business decisions
Strong and proven commercial acumen
Proficient in using Microsoft Office to a high standard, particularly Excel.
If you have experience negotiating early license arrangements this would be an advantage.
Company bonus scheme
Company pension scheme
Not stated on employer’s website
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