Strategic Buyer

Posted 2 months ago by Cyrus Bandani
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Job Description

Manages or performs strategic sourcing work by initiating and driving sourcing and cost reduction,  developing and implementing the segment strategy in the area of responsibility, and for driving strategic purchasing activities within the commodity. Establishes supplier relationship management processes and continuous improvement goals/programs -Negotiates contracts and coordinating supplier integration plans with internal clients -Monitors market dynamics that impact materials/services availability and/or pricing -Partners with internal clients to identify sourcing needs, develop buyer/market profiles, identify marketplace trends, and define acceptable service levels. On higher level might drive transformation initiatives (digitalization and sustainability). Lead level is a specialist in Buying area typically obtained through education and work experience.


Responsibilities typically include:

– Managing large projects or (end to end) processes with limited oversight from manager.

– Coaching, reviewing and delegating work to lower level professionals.

– Problems faced are difficult and often complex.