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Senior IT Buyer - Defence

Permanent  for ERS in Bedfordshire

SENIOR IT BUYER - Defence - CIPSUK - Ampthill, Bedfordshire£34,000 - £37,000 depending on experienceIf you would like to join a renowned, sought after and forward thinking company at the forefront of Defence then look no further. We have an opportunity which has opened for a skilled Senior Buyer to join an established procurement team in order to add fresh new strategic input and industry knowledge. You will be responsible for all IT procurement including hardware and software to support the business's direct and indirect requirements. With position as the IT Commodity Lead; you will be situated fully within the project team where in addition to your normal buying activities, your responsibilities will include:- Supplier selection- Supplier management - Commodity management and supply base performance - Commodity strategy planning and implementation - Internal stakeholder management - Liaising with legal to agree software licences - Agreeing intellectual property rights - Historic contractual close-out If you have defence sector experience this will be a perfect fit for you. You will get the chance to be part of high cost programmes; buying for next generation military platform technology and hi-tech defence systems. So apply today if you have:- Experience in IT software and Hardware procurement - Good understanding of procurement best practice - Knowledge of strategic sourcing and advanced procurement techniques/tools. - Knowledge of supply base management tools; such as the capability matrix - Working knowledge of MRP systems - Working knowledge of SAP systems, specifically with regard to procurement functionality - Excellent commercial skills with the ability to analyse and negotiate best value for money agreements and manage complex commercial relationships - Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage stakeholders expectations at a variety of levels - Highly motivated with a proven record of achieving cost saving targets/objectives- Direct experience of the strategic control of suppliers - Proficient in the use of MS Office applications - Proven Supplier Relationship Management skills - Proven Contract management skills - Proven cost reduction/negotiation skills - Proven capability to develop ingenious and creative solutions to complex problems - MCIPS or studying towards it (exam route)Each candidate will be required to attain full SC clearance prior to starting. If the above is fitting to you then send your most recent CV without hesitation directly or call 01923 225581 and speak to Suzanne Toms for more information.

Job added on 23-08-2014