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Interim IT Buyer

Salary: £400 - £450 per day

Location: Coventry

Job Type: Temporary

Posted: 04/10/2018

Job Ref: 123103748

Interim Senior Buyer – IT & Telecoms


6 Month Contract

£400 - £450 per day

As a Senior Buyer, you'll be defining and implementing the category strategy, leading the Procurement and Contract Management requirements within the IS and Telecoms Categories

What you'll do

• Immerse yourself into the business to optimise integration with IS colleagues and ensure business needs are understood and procured in line with the IS strategy

• Create and deliver a Category Strategy identifying future commercial opportunities

• In partnership with colleagues proactively lead all tendering and supplier selection processes and implement the contracts including the development of SLAs and KPIs

• Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management and Contract Management ensuring that all suppliers are effectively and appropriately managed and driven to continuously improve their performance (e.g. SLAs / KPIs) and costs.

• Work with suppliers to identify value adding opportunities and innovations.

• Create and implement sourcing solutions working with senior IS Stakeholders

What you'll bring

• Proven track record of delivering robust category management

• Demonstrable experience and knowledge of Procurement processes, tools and sourcing strategies

• Excellent negotiation skills

• Strong stakeholder management and communications showing the ability to work alone and as part of a team

• The ability to define and measure benefits, including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

• A clear knowledge and understanding of the market / supplier dynamics in the IT and Telecoms area

• The ability to bring creative and innovative ideas to delivering procurement solutions

• Project management skills

• Technical understanding of IT technologies and services

• Ideally an appropriate professional qualification e.g. CIPS

• Self-motivation to bring a proactive approach to the team


Kirsty McEwen


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