Senior (Lead) Indirect Procurement Officer

Ref: 421| Posted: 28th Apr 2022


Senior (Lead) Indirect Procurement Officer

Warwick – Permanent

Are you looking for your next challenge? Baxi Heating is a leading provider of environmentally friendly and efficient heating solutions across a range of leading domestic and commercial brands. We have over 150 years of experience, pride ourselves on our values and strive for earning lifetime loyalty with our customers.
An exciting vacancy has arisen within our UK Procurement team for a Senior (Lead) Indirect Procurement Officer to join the team. Reporting directly to the UK Indirect Procurement Manager, the main purpose of this role is to will be to support the UK Indirect procurement manager in the delivery of Baxi Heating UK’s procurement strategy, in line with Group Principles for all areas of indirect spend.

This is to be achieved through the management of key suppliers and reporting measures, implementation of processes and controls while ensuring standardised working practices. The role is to provide pro-active procurement support to stakeholders and budget holders in relation to the process for sourcing all indirect goods and services. The management of the adopted procurement process, from issue of the brief to delivery, through supplier evaluation, contract drafting and implementation

As a Senior (Lead) Indirect Procurement Officer, you will:

  • Continuous benchmarking of non fixed price contract expenditure to ensure the achievement of best value.
  • To advise business users at all levels on the most appropriate purchasing strategy to be adopted when sourcing goods and services to ensure that best value is obtained and that all financial regulations and audit requirements are complied with.
  • To manage the delivery of the procurement element of the sourcing process encompassing the following areas:
  • Challenging the business to ensure that the specification/ service level requirement truly reflects the business need.
  • Evaluation of the supply market, identifying appropriate suppliers
  • Issue of Tenders and management of the communication process throughout the tender period.
  • Supplier evaluation process advising the business on relevant evaluation criteria, documentation etc
  • Negotiation of the commercial contract to ensure the best terms are obtained.
  • To review non contract expenditure to identify:
  • Alternative purchase arrangements to reduce the overall cost of supply.
  • Alternative suppliers
  • Opportunities for leveraging group expenditure by aggregating purchases.
  • Supplier performance management with the Budget Owners, where appropriate providing resolution for supplier performance, pricing and other contract issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  • Qualified to CIPS level 4 or 5 working towards MCIPS
  • Demonstratable experience in similar Procurement role and use of ERP systems. An understanding of T & C’s, contract law.

We offer a competitive salary alongside 25 days holiday per annum not including UK bank holidays. We also offer a contributory pension and sick pay schemes, staff discounts and more.

Does this sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Closing Date: 31st March 2022

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