Buyer/Senior Buyer- Raw Materials and Tail Spend
Pod Talent
Spain, GB
hace 23 días

Job Description

Job title : Buyer / Senior Buyer, Raw Material Tail End Spend Location : Barcelona Salary : Circa €45,000 plus strong benefits and some relocation support We are looking for ambitious procurement talent that would like to build a career in Barcelona within a fantastic and award winning procurement team.

For the right person, this is an opportunity to build something from scratch and move onto bigger opportunities within 2 years.

Having centralised their procurement function in Barcelona in 2014, this new role is responsible for defining a strategy for distribution and tail end spend within Raw Materials across Europe and then MEA.

With 15 manufacturing plants across Europe, the business believe there is circa €30m in spend to go after. The role is high in complexity and requires a combination of analytical skills, problem solving, communication, networking and commercial awareness.

Starting from a blank piece of paper, you will be responsible for analysing the potential of the category, understanding the complexity associated to this unique category and building a strategy that will work for both the procurement function as well as the network of manufacturing stakeholders.

Once the strategy is signed off, you will be responsible for delivering a reduction in complexity and distribution suppliers and eventually deliver savings in spend across the network.

Once the job is done in Europe, your scope will extend to the Middle East and Africa. After circa 2 years, the successful person will be ideally positioned for a larger role, for example within category leadership.

What we need in the right person :

  • Experience in Raw Materials procurement or the management of tail end and distribution spend.
  • A passion for procurement as well as a business partnering, customer centric mentality.
  • Strong analytical skills with expert levels of Excel. An understanding of SAP would be beneficial.
  • Excellent communication skills across different cultures, specifically able to operate with English as the business language.
  • Strong educational background, ideally a degree in either business or chemistry / chemical engineering.
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