Sourcing and Purchasing Specialist

Ascendant Recruitment
32000.00 - 36000.00 GBP Annual
10 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

Sourcing and Purchasing Specialist



Milton Keynes

Do you have proven experience in a procurement environment with excellent negotiation skills? We have a fantastic opportunity for a Sourcing and Purchasing specialist (Indirect Goods/Network Supplies and Services) to join an established, internationally renowned company offering excellent benefits and career progression. In return, you will receive a competitive salary along with generous holiday allowance and additional benefits.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of local key suppliers and local market trends
  • In conjunction with global teams, develop and implement global/regional sourcing strategies
  • Develop and implement local category strategies leveraging regional & global strategies
  • Ensure country requirements and issues are addressed in corporate/ regional strategies
  • Prepare & lead supplier negotiations at local level
  • Prepare, conduct and lead tenders (incl. E–sourcing)
  • Effectively implement regional and local contracts
  • Supplier management: data base maintenance; supplier classification, new sources identification
  • Track and maintain accurate data using procurement tools:

We are looking for someone with:

  • With a relevant degree qualification or proven experience in similar role
  • 1–3 years of relevant experience in a procurement environment
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Proven IT capabilities in Procurement e–sourcing platforms (Bravo preferred)
  • Previous experience of working in a matrix environment would be beneficial
  • Able to manage business partners, providing excellent strategy an analysis
  • Able to challenge objectives, regular perform progress review, delivering results, innovation and continuous improvement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; dynamic, self–motivated, self–driven style
  • Able to travel within Europe several times a year
  • Excellent negotiations skills; including theory, concepts, styles, and tactics
  • In depth understanding of contract and risk management; types, assessment process and KPIs, mitigation options and actions
  • Able to conduct the contract management process, roles and tools
  • Ability to follow regulations, company rules policies & principles, procurement policies

If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you!

Role advertised: 11 September 2019


Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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