Senior Supplier / Buyer

Waltham, MA | Contract

Post Date: 07/21/2017 Job ID: 79052 Specialty: Other

A leading utilities company in Waltham, MA is seeking a Senior Supplier/Buyer to join their team. In this contract role, you will have the opportunity to make lasting connections with a reputable company. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Senior Supplier/Buyer:
  • Deliver multiple strategic sourcing events within portfolio
  • Input the development and execution of sourcing strategy for allocated category and execute standardized strategic sourcing processes from market engagement through to award, ensuring goods / services are procured in a best-in-class manner that drives value
  • Work with Contract Managers to ensure the successful delivery of contracted activities, identifying continuous improvement opportunities through engagement with suppliers and stakeholders, and maximizing value for money from contracts awarded
  • Support the overall development and delivery of assigned category strategy and share best practice across other category teams
  • Role model excellence in procurement standards, taking a proactive role in mentoring / providing guidance to Buyers and Associate Buyers
  • Profile category characteristics and research supply markets, suppliers and assess trends, opportunities and risks feeding insights into the Global teams and Market and Supplier Development teams (as appropriate)
  • Deliver value by effectively managing tender events for key products required by the business
  • Contribute to an effective forward planning process by identifying future requirements of supported areas and ensure robust forecasting is put in place that maximizes value of goods / services procured
  • Scope and develop regional contractual agreements that meet the customer stakeholder requirements and expectations
Requirements for the Senior Supplier/Buyer:
  • Significant experience of strategic sourcing and category management
  • An understanding of project management principles and ideally evidence of managing multiple projects and consistently delivering outstanding results
  • Ability to prepare for and to lead negotiations
  • Ability to build and manage complex commercial assessment models
  • Experience of contract development, including the ability to make recommendations and amendments to existing contracts as well as drafting new ones
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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