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Buyer

19/07/19 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

Our client, a Global drinks company, is looking for an Advertising & Promotions Buyer to join their team in Dublin. The Buyer is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services of his/her category, and ultimately to optimise the purchasing performance of the category.

Location: Dublin, Kildare, Meath 

Key responsibilities:

  • Contributing to building the procurement strategy with the category manager
  • Ensuring all products are sourced from the most appropriate supplier and in line with category strategies
  • Manage demand and identify savings opportunities by understanding, analysing and challenging the needs of the business
  • Ensuring all products purchased for category are fit for purpose, meet all quality requirements and customer demands
  • Engaging with the suppliers for RFP, by negotiating terms and implementing contracts
  • Steering supplier performance through the use of best-in-class practices such as performance reviews, audits etc.
  • Analysing trends in the supplier panel, phase-in and phase-out of products and any substitute products on the market
  • Identifying any methods of innovating current processes through technological advances.Participating in the management of Third-party risks, by assessing key procurement risks and identifying key suppliers at risk
  • Drafting contracts and provide any support necessary to legal teams in contract building
  • Building and maintaining relationships with Suppliers and Key Stakeholders

Skills and experience:

  • 3rd Level Qualification/Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related discipline
  • Professional accreditation related to the function beneficial
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement
  • Extensive knowledge of the category or similar buying activity for a different category
  • Experience in the FMCG sector is favourable
  • Proficient knowledge of financial management system 
  • Strong analytical skills, negotiation skills and commercial sense
  • Good teamwork and ability to develop interpersonal relationships

Please apply by sending your CV to Carmel McCabe-Curran at cmccabe@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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