Buyer (Wieze)

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Buyer (Wieze)

 

This position has responsibility for the procurement and commodity management for the Indirect Spend categories such as: Technical Spend, Facility Management, IT, Telecom, Marketing, Car Fleet, Consulting and all other NPR commodities. The Buyer Indirect Spend would participate on Cross Functional Teams, and supports the Regional Procurement Manager with the sourcing implementation plans.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement sourcing strategy for all indirect categories
  • Work with multiple process partners to gather and assess requirements
  • Manage relationships with suppliers
  • Track and report commodity performance metrics
  • Develop internal and external category profile
  • Finalise supplier evaluation criteria
  • Review supplier responses to Requests for Proposals
  • Develop bid packages and administer the RFP/RFQ/RFI
  • Assess supplier capabilities and recommend "shirt list" of suppliers for bid lists
  • Build a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)/ supplier ranking matrix
  • Resolve issues between suppliers and process partners
  • Develop fact-based briefs for supplier meetings
  • Implement sourcing contracts
  • Identify and communicate supplier diversity opportunities
  • Oversee transactional order placement
  • Recognise and communicate potential supplier development opportunities

Activities:

  • Analyze historical spend data and budget and help to define category strategy
  • Operationally manage all spend, including placing purchase orders, purchase order follow up and invoice follow up
  • Partner with internal customers to understand the business needs
  • Understand market forces, research and evaluate vendors
  • Apply the purchasing process flows in line with the category strategy
  • Define particular terms and conditions
  • Negotiate proposals and finalize contracts
  • Manage Contracts
  • Support supplier relationship management
  • Drive continuous improvements (cost and service) of assigned sourcing categories
  • Monitor results in spend reduction

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • 3-5 years of Indirect Spend experience
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Fluent in English and Dutch
  • Supplier negotiation
  • Purchasing Process Acumen
  • Experience with MS Office packages and SAP
  • Strong Technical Knowledge

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