The Tactical Buyer will assist in the execution of Sourcing projects to enable the delivery of defined country annual savings targets. These projects will deliver competitive advantage for the business through cost savings, lifecycle value generation, demand management and innovation.
The projects will be delivered globally or locally in accordance with the Category Strategies and Commodity plans and will leverage the full range of supply and demand-side levers. Sourcing knowledge will be applied in the execution of these plans across all category areas whilst ensuring the risks associated with the purchase of goods and services are mitigated commercially, contractually and operationally.
The Tactical Buyer will assist in the execution of eSourcing and for delivering incremental value to the business through eAuctions.
It is expected that post contract value opportunities will be identified and delivered through working with business supplier managers and the local supply base making sure that these opportunities align with Category Strategies at all times.
The role will likely work across a variety of categories so will need to demonstrate a broad range of category knowledge and be able to work dynamically and flexibly with a broad range of SMEs.
The role will work with a variety of stakeholders and business partners requiring proactive engagement and fostering of existing and new relationships.
Sourcing of the Indirect Spend categories with spend range <$250k
Rate and manage performance of suppliers, ensure supplier performance of all contracts
Negotiating and concluding contracts
Ensuring that the services are as per the contracts
Drive the preparation of proposals, quotations and competitive bids with pertinent specifications, terms and conditions
Develops, reviews, negotiates and executes complex business agreements and contracts
Supplier evaluation, selection and set-up of ongoing performance management
Will have to scout for better suppliers
To liaise with the customers to understand their requirements and close them in the given time frame
Perform spend & market analytics in order to identify best available market price for the ongoing project.
Should be able to effectively manage internal / external customers & stake holders
Responsible for savings targets, timely deliveries, and Customer Satisfaction
Participate periodically to reviews with Regional commodity managers to ensure strategies are aligned and pipeline activity is proceeding
Carry out all reporting requirements accurately and within the specified time scales
Required Experience and Skills:
3-5 years of relevant work experience in a sourcing role preferably with indirect services experience Business knowledge and day to day understanding Sourcing and Procurement activities Good communication and analytical skills.
Strong analytics skills
Strong customer centric focus, relationship management with key stakeholders, persuasive, negotiating, proactive and can do attitude a must
Good command of MS Office Tools (i.e. excel, ppt)
Exposure to ERP systems (Oracle / SAP / Ariba / Emptoris any other S&P tools is a positive)