Procurement Consultant (Senior Strategic Buyer/Regional Category Manag

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12 months
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Procurement Consultant (Senior Strategic Buyer/Regional Category Manager/Purchasing)

Our client, a global blue chip IT services organisation is currently seeking an experienced Senior Strategic Buyer for a long term contract position. Their client, a successful Mining Company, require training and coaching on their strategic sourcing methods, as well as management of their procurement strategy development for a set region.


In the region, develop and drive the implementation of category strategies within the organization by designing the new way of working in Purchasing, driving and managing one or several strategic sourcing projects, applying strategic sourcing methodology and building a team of Purchasing professionals.

Role outline:

  • To consult, train and coach the client on their strategic sourcing methodology.

  • To contribute to design tools

  • To handle categories to prepare file/negotiation that the client will approve & finalize

Job description:

  • To perform internal and external analysis (industry & supplier) as a member of a regional cross functioning sourcing team

  • To review and select right supplier(s)

  • Develop and lead cross functional negotiation strategy

  • Implement contracts & ensure contract compliance

  • To manage regional supplier and internal customer relationships

  • Manage the work and efforts of a regional cross functional sourcing team in all stages of a strategic sourcing project

  • Apply and transfer own knowledge and expertise to other team members in order to maximize team performance, and involve local (senior) buyers in the procurement strategy development process

  • To manage processes, ensuring the sourcing team are applying practices and methodologies consistent with category guidelines and strategic objectives

Experience required:

  • Language skills: English (essential), combined with fluent German or French (both desirable)

  • Minimum of 5 years' Senior Buyer experience

  • Previous consultancy experience

  • Experience of procurement in the Plant, Mining Equipment or Corporate categories (desirable)

  • Mining industry knowledge (NOT essential)

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