Buyer – Birchwood, Warrington

About the role

To analyse client data to ensure spend is being driven to the correct supplier & category to secure best price & savings opportunity. To source stock and/or non-stock items from new and existing Suppliers in line with agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and internal procedure(s).
To maintain a continuous improvement culture to ensure delivery of consistent savings and world class client service.

This is a hybrid role.

Key responsibilities

• To analyse sourcing data to consistently deliver best price in the marketplace.
• Deliver all client contractual savings as per agreements.
• To ensure you are on track to achieve client contractual savings.
• Responsible for KPI/SLA delivery in line with set objectives, (Quote turnaround, conversions).
• To obtain quote requests for new items and to amend Purchase Information Records (PIRs) accordingly
• Challenging suppliers across multiple MRO categories to deliver competitive and best pricing for our clients is being achieved.
• Utilise data & consistently identify client spend patterns for increased savings opportunities.
• Proactively challenge suppliers to ensure best pricing and service is provided.
• Proactively review process to drive automation.
• Develop strong supplier relationships that mutually benefit suppliers, clients and RS Integrated Supply.
• Work closely with procurement teams for direction on selecting the correct supplier/category for best price.
• Support the procurement teams with overall governance of the preferred supplier programs in the marketplace.
• To efficiently respond to plant stopper situations and urgent items requests received from the Client
• To liaise directly with the Procurement department with respect to supplier and category information to ensure delivery of best price and client service.
• To consistently deliver an exceptional client focused service and maintain a professional and courteous relationship with the Client and Suppliers
• Traceability and Corporate Social Responsibility for all supply chain activity.
• To carry out such other duties which are consistent with the nature and responsibilities of the job role.

Candidate requirements

• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build long term relationships with clients and suppliers
• Experienced in negotiating & challenging the norm
• Can demonstrate a collaborative approach; ability to work with and through others across business/functional lines
• Can do attitude – the ambition and drive to challenge, deliver excellence and be positive about change
• Resilient and robust – the intellect and strength of character to deliver a key role in a demanding business
• Self-motivated, together with a positive attitude to deliver excellent client experience and satisfaction
• Effective decision making and problem-solving skills through sound intuition and reasoning
• Strong ICT skills with proficient use of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
• Good working knowledge of SAP applications
• Previous buying experience. (i.e., Engineering or manufacturing environment)
• Strong professional impact – credibility and integrity are key. Maintains a reputation for high standards of ethical business conduct (e.g., Modern Slavery)

ABOUT US

RS Integrated Supply is a leading global provider of integrated supply chain management solutions that has established itself as a trusted partner for businesses looking to optimise their supply chain operations. Our core services include procurement, storeroom management, and transactional processing.

We offer value-added services like eProcurement Marketplace, Data Optimisation, and Inventory Optimisation to provide complete solutions for our customers. Our expertise in engineering support, product and process optimisation, and process improvement helps our customers reduce costs and improve efficiency.

How to Apply

If you use our online application system, you will provide the requested information to Curve Group who provide this online service for us. Once you click ‘apply now’ you will either go to the online job description or be invited to email your CV to The Curve Group and they will hold the information you submit but RS Integrated Supply will have access to it. The Curve Group is RS Integrated Supply’s outsource partner for Recruitment and a “Data Processor”. You can find their privacy policy here : https://www.thecurvegroup.co.uk/privacy-policy/