Technical Buyer

  • Job Reference: 1162341337-2
  • Date Posted: 10 November 2023
  • Recruiter: Proactive Global
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 5% bonus
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Technical Buyer

The Technical Buyer role is accountable to collaborate with Procurement Regional Category Leads, Project Management, Engineering, Solutions Development, Finance, A/P, Quality and others to develop, communicate and execute world class strategies for projects that deliver the project on time, mitigate risk, ensure top line growth and drive bottom line savings

Principal Accountabilities
Attend weekly project management meetings to fully understand project scope, Resale content with 'as-is' risks and installation schedules with critical milestones
Work with sourcing Category teams to identify qualified sources of Resale equipment to develop the Project sourcing plan
Prepare Resale project requirements content sheet for Category teams to populate project sourcing plan
Communicate supplier lead times to develop equipment 'drop-dead' order dates to ensure equipment is ordered with sufficient time to enable on-time supplier deliveries to project schedule
Maintain supplier delivery date schedule
Attend Gate review meetings and alert team on any resale-related issues
Conduct supplier gate reviews (based on content/risk) with key/critical suppliers per check-list
Give direction to Tactical Procurement team for project-specific expedites
Track negotiated resale savings (net of increases) to determine procurement savings - this includes comparing "as-sold" Resale content budget compared to resale purchase actuals. Work with Project Finance for alignment.
Perform as the main procurement liaison between Project Management and Engineering for project related activity.
Conduct post-project reviews with the Project Team and develop pro-active solutions to supplier related concerns for future projects.
Align with Regional Program Management project support structure, as well as large customer accounts

Knowledge & Experience Required
Bachelors degree in business, engineering or related discipline.
Certified Professional Supply Management (CPSM) preferred and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
5-8 years of relevant project based procurement experience
Strong communication and presentation skills
Operates with minimal business direction
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in procurement processes and driving business results through influence and leadership
Strong capabilities in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Preferred experience in SAP and MS Teams.
Embodies the company values of integrity, collaboration, courage, and excellence

Key Internal Contacts
All internal departments.

Key External Contacts
All company product centres


Technical Competencies
Stress Tolerance
Negotiation skills
Resilient nature
ERP knowledge / SAP SRM/MM knowledge
Excel (intermediate / advanced users)
MS packages (eg. Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project)

Core Competencies
Team player
Situational sensitivity
Customer focus

Special conditions
Possibility of travel within the EU

Proactive Global is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Proactive Global is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.