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Procurement Specialist - Indirects

  • Location: East Hertfordshire District
  • Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + + bonus + 2 days a week in the office per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

As a procurement specialist for this great FMCG brand, your primary focus will be to provide procurement expertise across a broad range of indirect categories.

Within this role, you will take accountability for a variety of procurement activies due to a combination of ongoing projects as well as more regular tasks - these include;

  • sourcing and negotiating with new suppliers,
  • spend and data analysis to identify opportunities for savings and efficiencies
  • contract review and management,
  • Building and maintaining strong supplier relationships to ensure appropriate delivery of contractual services
  • Work collaboratively with the manufacturing sites and with key internal stakeholders to ensure a procurement lead approach to the identification of new suppliers and the management of existing suppliers.
  • Collaborating with the supplier base to identify key contractual and commercial elements that will enable ongoing improvement
  • Support decision-making by conducting market analysis to help identify new opportunities and new solutions to ongoing cost-saving targets and initiatives
  • Help to support the development and transformation of the procurement function by being an agent and ambassador for change.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • Expertise as an indirect buyer/indirect procurement specialist
  • Ideally an appreciation of the FMCG industry, or a genuine passion and appreciation for fast-paced industries
  • A desire to visit suppliers and internal stakeholders across the manufacturing sites on a bi-weekly basis to build a strong relationship
  • An analytical mindset, and will be proactive at identifying new opportunities for efficiencies
  • capability in reviewing contracts and negotiating terms with suppliers

In return you will receive:

  • A salary between £45,000 and £55,000 plus bonus and other benefits
  • Hybrid working with 2 days in the office
  • Support for professional development, including CIPS
  • Excellent career progression with genuine examples of internal mobility and strong retention