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Senior Buyer - X-Biotics

Senior Buyer - X-Biotics 

Slough, Berkshire


We are looking for a highly-motivated procurement professional, experienced/capable in building and executing global procurement strategies, driving strategic negotiations along with building in-depth market understanding for the commodities, delivering innovation agenda together with suppliers and internal stakeholders, preparing supply risk mitigation plans, ensuring RB quality and service standards in sourcing.



You will...



  • Develop procurement strategy and executing the strategy with robust implementation for probiotics (PDX, FOS & Inulin, BC 30,HMOS) to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met - or exceeded
  • Set up a global sourcing strategy for the commodities that fits for the needs of individual RB sites. Putting strategy into action together with regional teams
  • Conduct effective, strategic and tactical negotiations of projects/contracts, allocation of business for NPDs
  • Build and maintain a supplier base which brings joint development opportunities for innovation, ensures continuous cost saving and NWC improvement opportunities, business continuity, service level and performance in line with RB Quality requirements
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of market dynamics to proactively take actions on timing and extension of sourcing process and contracts.
  • Have full financial accountability for the commodity. This includes but is not limited to the Annual budget planning and spend forecasting for the geographical scope


You will succeed because...


  • You have in-depth experience of Procurement, at least 5 years, in a multi-country environment. Commodity (Raws) experience desirable
  • You have the ability to work in a truly global organisation, with proven experience of working in a fast moving and result driven environment which demands to work under pressure most of the time
  • You can undertake delicate and complicated contractual and business negotiations of high value
  • You can challenge and support others to deliver a flexible supply base to meet tactical and strategic business needs
  • You are able to navigate through and reconcile conflicting interests/positions of different internal departments and functions to achieve optimal cost and service
  • You have knowledge on Innovation / Patents / exclusivity deals


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