Elevate Direct West Midlands, UK
Buyer - (Non Production Purchasing) - Coventry/Leicester/Northampton/Rugby/Birmingham Our Client, an Iconic Global Automotive OEM, with cutting-edge facilities is actively seeking a Buyer (Non Production Purchasing) to join their dynamic Purchasing team with the overall responsibility for putting in place best practice contracts with existing suppliers for the Educational Programmes (ie Apprenticeships, degree programmes and professional Institutions courses) Duties & Responsibilities: Responsible for internal stakeholder engagement on operational requirements Responsible for advising stakeholders on best practice contracting, eg Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators, change control, governance, problem resolution, etc. Responsible to work with Office of General Council for input on all legal matters Responsible for drafting agreements (with support of stakeholders) Responsible for contract negotiation and implementation with suppliers Responsible for completing internal deviation paperwork relating to final versions of contracts Key Performance Indicators will include fit for purpose contracts created and implemented for all key suppliers identified to support on-going quality performance. Key Accountabilities: Contract Creation and Implementation Responsible for working with Stakeholders and Legal to build on current contract documentation to create best practice contract documentation Responsible for negotiating these contracts with the suppliers and reaching agreement for implementation within specified deadlines Responsible for handing over implemented contracts to the Category Buyer, in line with the contract handover process. Responsible for adhering to the Company Contract Management guide Responsible for continuing positive working relationships with Suppliers Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred Commercial Awareness and Negotiation skills Understand category management principles Strategic thinking Global business understanding and experience Operational Contract Management experience Relationship management - internal and external Category knowledge and demonstrated experience Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs If you match these requirements, please apply in the normal way. Elevate will send you an email, please open, click and action that email and your application will be visible to the hiring organisation directly.