Job Description

Job ID: 31884
Job Function: BuyerPurchasing
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: UK & Europe
Posted Date: 20 May 2024

Job Overview

As a vital member of our purchasing team, you will play a key role in delivering a diverse range of categories, aligning with our contracted pricing strategy, ensuring optimal product availability while upholding the required quality standards. Your primary responsibility is to complete day-to-day purchasing activities promptly and in accordance with both business and client expectations. Working within the beverage sector on behalf of our brewing clients.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a strategic procurement plan, ensuring successful delivery.
  • Lead strategic sourcing initiatives for assigned categories, guiding key stakeholders through tender processes.
  • Identify and proactively address supply and commercial risks during strategy implementation and tender execution.
  • Optimise project deliverables in alignment with quality, service, cost, and innovation objectives.
  • Negotiate key commercial data and supplier agreements for specific projects.
  • Lead strategic supplier negotiations to reduce costs.
  • Implement supplier rebates effectively.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with key vendors to improve pricing and service quality.
  • Record client cost savings and cost reduction using ERP systems and presenting to clients.
  • Provide regular category updates to clients.
  • Identify and implement supplier development opportunities that add value and support contract delivery.
  • Recognize and pursue additional opportunities, actively fostering mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.
  • Establish strong and effective external client relationships to understand and meet customer needs.
  • Contribute to the development of key processes within the department.

Qualifications and Skills

    • Degree level education or equivalent.
    • Substantial prior experience in procurement or sourcing roles.
    • CIPS qualified or working towards certification.
    • Strategic sourcing expertise, including the development of category and sourcing strategies involving multiple stakeholders.
    • Ability to independently lead project teams and work collaboratively within a team.
    • Demonstrated stakeholder management skills.
    • Effective presentation skills up to senior leadership team level.
    • Professional and ethical approach to work.
    • Excellent communication skills across various media.
    • Proven track record in managing direct relationships with major suppliers.
    • Strong grasp of commercial purchasing opportunities and contract negotiation and management skills.
    • Proven and experienced negotiator.
    • Possession of a full driving license and willingness to travel.


    In return for your hard work, we offer excellent career progression opportunities and a professional environment where you can acquire, use, and continue developing your skills.


    Your package will include:


    • Competitive Salary and pension scheme with life assurance
    • 25 Days Holiday (plus 8 statutory Bank Holidays)
    • Holiday buy-back scheme (5 additional days available)
    • Employee Assistance Programme supporting wellness with immediate access to:
      1. GP consultation and second opinions
      2. Mental health support
      3. Financial and Legal support
      4. Wellbeing and healthy living support
    • Employee referral scheme with financial reward
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Professional Membership and Study Sponsorship
    • Pass scheme (£100 to undertake training of your choice)


    At TVS SCS we encourage and support our employees to realise their potential. They are empowered to take initiative and achieve high impact results that really make a difference to our business and our customers.


    If you require any adjustments to allow you take a full and active part in the selection process, please notify us as part of your application. Please note TVS Supply Chain Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

    TVS have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a forces friendly employer.

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