Tactical Buyer
Xchanging
Spain , Madrid
hace 31 días

The Role : The Tactical Buyer manages on a daily basis, procurement requests coming from Xchanging Customer (From 10.000 USD to 100.000 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 when required.

Key Accountabilities :

  • Manage Purchasing Requests according to Service Levels agreed with Customer
  • Manage sourcing projects from proposal development to recommended supplier selection and final negotiation of pricing
  • Create strong and close relationship with local Customer stakeholders for higher service delivery fluidity via good local interaction including Face-to-Face meeting
  • 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
  • Lead re-education and 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
  • Liaise with the Spend Analysts to undertake monthly spend analytics within managed categories of scope to identify opportunities and tactical initiatives
  • Manage administrative activities enabling better compliance to processes
  • Contribute to the development of a Supplier Network solution ie Preferred Supplier List
  • Comply with all relevant XPS sourcing methodology & guidelines as well as with specific customer processes
  • Skills, Experience & Qualifications :

  • 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
  • Proactive in identifying opportunities
  • Self-motivated, with ability to work independently
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude
  • Relationship management ability
  • Strong influencing skills for working with customer stakeholders
  • Role model for Customer Focus and Service Excellence
  • Ability to work at a fast pace maintaining an eye for detail
  • Experience :

    The ideal candidate will have between 2 & 5 years’ experience and 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
  • Strong communicator
  • 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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