Lead Buyer

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6 months
flag_no United Kingdom
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A Lead Buyer is required for an initial six month assignment with a multi-national defence company based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

The ISP organisation is responsible for procuring direct and indirect products and services for both projects and the business. Total spend is approximately €500M per year across UK, France and Italy. An opportunity has arisen in the UK Indirect Procurement team which is currently responsible for the following categories: Facilities Management, HR Services, Learning & Development, Consultancy, Contract Labour, Group Travel, Communications, Engineering Offload and Outsourcing and all General Procurement.
The Role
You will be responsible for managing the procurement activities for Travel and Communications for the UK and working closely to compliment Group strategies.
Proactively reviewing future needs with our internal customers and leading the procurement/sourcing process through marketplace competitions where appropriate. You will also lead the supplier negotiations on behalf of the organisation and brief and present recommended contracting solutions to senior stakeholders.
Maintain the strategic outlook over a 5 year period and ensure continuation of services is maintained while still achieving best value for money for the business. This will involve managing a number of strategic relationships with our suppliers and internal stakeholders as well as industry partners.
You will be expected to keep up to date with the latest developments/improvements in the marketplace and research and recommend improved models within the categories
Attend regular supplier review meetings to ensure they are delivering to contract. 
Regular travel within the UK & Europe (Predominantly France) will be required to work closely with our colleagues and suppliers

What are we looking for?
. Competent and experienced in Procurement, with a proven track record in delivering cost savings and service enhancements through established procurement best practice and management of the tender process;
. Enthusiastic, proactive and adaptable individual able to deal with complex situations and effectively influence senior stakeholders and suppliers;
. Competent contract negotiator with ability to draft contract agreements and approve terms and conditions;
. A natural leader and communicator, able to build strong relationships, with experience in working with multi-functional teams and delivering to tight time-scales;
. Strong interpersonal skills, a forward thinking approach and an appreciation of cross cultural working

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