Senior IT Buyer (FMCG)

Merseyside, Wirral
£44000 - £52000 per annum
02 Mar 2018
30 Mar 2018
Manpower UK
IT, Purchasing
Job Type
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation, our FMCG client's are currently seeking IT Software Senior Buyers based in Kingston upon Thames (KT1 2BA) and Port Sunlight (Wirral CH62 4UY). This is a full time temporary role for a period of 4-6 months working a 36.25 hour week and to state ASAP. This role is paying up to a maximum £52K per annum (pro rata) depending on experience or up to £260 daily rate (LTD)

An experienced Software Senior Buyer is required for a period of 4 - 6 months to work on a project .

The Senior Buyer will:

Reports to Software Category and ASP Leader Indirects Procurement IT,
Is responsible to lead regional and global strategic sourcing activities within area of spend responsibility, including definition of internal customer needs, insight of supply markets, developing sourcing strategies, activation of supplier selection and negotiation, facilitating supplier implementation and ongoing strategic supplier relationship management.
Is responsible for IT relationship between IP and assigned UL internal stakeholder community. Is the supply management expert for specified clusters within area of spend responsibility, identifying opportunities and ensuring service delivery to Unilever business stakeholders and UL business stakeholder conformance to IP processes and contracted commitments.
Is responsible for the co-ordination of global sourcing projects with the regional IT Supply Management teams - ensuring a seamless service to the stakeholders.
Gaining confidence and credibility within the stakeholder and user communities to help achieve goals, influence change in purchasing behavior of materials/clusters within scope and overcoming resistance to change of long established supply relationships.
Providing business partner services and demonstrating value of professional supply management approach areas of business that have traditionally "gone it alone".
Working across multiple business operating units, each with a different culture, processes and demands.

* You must have vast experience in speaking to Suppliers and negotiating as well as understanding contracts.
* You will have the ability to communicate with stakeholders, Programme Managers and Legal teams.
* You will have the ability to work independently.
* You will have a good understanding of software licences.
* At least 5 years general business experience in any function at appropriate work level(s)
* Software and IT services procurement knowledge and experience
* Appropriate functional business experience in supply management, finance or functional area of assigned stakeholder community with a proven track record of strategic analysis, negotiation, team leadership.


University degree