Operational Buyer
Madrid, Spain
hace 2 días

The Role

The Tactical Buyer manages on a daily basis, procurement requests coming from Xchanging Customer for Low Value items (From 1 USD to >

10.000 USD).

The Tactical Buyer support the Sourcing Manager in the management of the spend addressed by Xchanging on behalf of the Customer and the development of sustainable and innovative supply strategies.

The Tactical Buyer will be able to work in a customer facing environment

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage administrative activities (including specific triage services) enabling better compliance to Customer processes
  • Manage Purchasing Requests according to Service Levels agreed with Customer
  • Negotiate Tactical sourcing requirements on behalf of the Customer within your defined spend remit assigned by the Helpdesk and Sourcing Managers
  • Own and deliver Savings; including financial reporting to meet the business objectives / targets
  • Research and source appropriate suppliers to deliver against Customer requirements
  • Drive Compliance within your area of responsibility, increasing the use of preferred suppliers where possible
  • Advise customers and stakeholders on total procurement activities from requisition to payment within defined commodities, highlighting any opportunities to improve workflow and drive adherence to Customer procurement policies
  • Comply with all relevant XPS sourcing methodology & guidelines as well as with specific customer processes
  • Skills, Experience & Qualifications

    Skills :

  • Language Specific : Spanish and English, both fluent
  • Commercial aptitude and negotiation capability
  • Results Driven
  • Work in a Team environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Personal credibility and professional confidence
  • E-sourcing experience / understanding
  • Self-motivated, with ability to work independently
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Relationship management ability
  • Ability to work at a fast pace maintaining an eye for detail
  • Experience :

    The ideal candidate will have a relevant further education qualification and CIPS qualified if not working towards CIPS.

    Ideally he should have experience of working in a results driven Procurement role and be capable of working in a customer facing environment.

    Interpersonal Skills :

  • Strong communicator
  • Capacity to easily interact with stakeholders via phone / email
  • Able to work autonomously
  • Personal accountability
  • Unflappable and calm under pressure
  • Resourceful and results focused
  • Logical and analytical thinker
  • Proactive problem solver
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