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Procurement Buyer – Procurement Department

Sheffield Head Office
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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Linbrooke Services procurement department. The Buyer will work with all functions of the business and will be expected to undertake the following:
• Identifying allocated purchasing activities to achieve best value for money.
• Assisting the Senior Procurement Manager to deliver against the annual savings plan by identifying, achieving and recording cost savings.
• Working with senior managers to assist with improvements and streamlining of processes to reduce costs.
• Monitor costs within budget associated with bid/projects negotiating with suppliers where appropriate
• Optimise supply and support costs to improve the profitability of the company
• Ensure that preferred supplier agreements are used in all cases where appropriate
• Introduce and manage rebate agreements
• Issue requests for quotations to suppliers where necessary
• Negotiate the payment terms to suit the business needs
• Managing the vetting and selecting new suppliers
• Manage a portfolio of suppliers and commodities to ensure quality, delivery, specification, service, and cost requirements are met
• Represent the first level of resolution of receipt-related disputes with suppliers.
• Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
• Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market
• Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business
• Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production   activities
• Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact
• Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, in particular when there is a risk which could prevent the organisation meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns

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