Global FM Commodity Buyer

Global FM Commodity Buyer

Job Title: Global FM Commodity Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Bristol
Salary: €28 per hour
Start Date: 2018-09-03
Reference: J140115
Contact Name: Holly Auger
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 05, 2018 10:49

Job Description

KDC Resource are working with a leading OEM within the Aerospace industry who are seeking an Global FM Commodity Buyer to join their team in Bristol!!
Within the organisations Group General Procurement (GP), the jobholder will be performing strategic procurement activities within the sub-commodity Facility Management and Site Services (PJMS), with trans-national and trans-divisional approach taking into account the organisations Group General Procurement perimeter.


·Drive compliant Group General Procurement processes in the framework of the activity scope of sub-commodity for the Organisations Group General Procurement perimeter, mainly focusing on procurement of subcontracted activities.
·Manage and lead MFT members within the framework of national, trans-national, divisional and/or trans-divisional procurement projects (e.g. Call for Tenders, Requests for Information), contribute to the control, standardisation and bundling of the demand, challenge and approve the specifications, run the suppliers selection processes.
·Evolve and influence the supplier market, the business, and the internal customer to move toward Total Cost of Ownership models and solutions.
·Negotiate, establish and implement Master Service Agreements (MSA) and Work Package Agreements (WPA) based on Categories' strategies.
·Perform contract management with regular contract reviews with The organisations Group's internal customer base and strategic suppliers, based on consistent and factual commercial, quality and delivery KPIs as defined in specification, CFT process and Work Package Agreement (WPA), evaluate and improve suppliers' performance in terms of time, costs and quality.
·Manage suppliers' overall performance and the impact of weak performance on the organisations Group; and initiate recovery actions when necessary.
·Provide guidance, strategy updates, rules and process information to Business Operations to ensure correct execution of transactional procurement activities aligned with the categories` strategies to full customer satisfaction.
·Participate in the definition of trans-national, trans-divisional procurement strategies by providing continues feedback, benchmark, costing and make or buy analysis.
·Contribute to the implementation of new procurement tools such as e-procurement and e-catalogues, as needed.
·Monitor savings linked to Call for Tender results, demand management and procurement performance; contribute to secure and achieve the organisations Group Savings Programmes' commitments.

The jobholder will ensure:

·Work-packages/Services/Goods are delivered on time, on quality and within budget, in compliance with sub-commodity procurement strategy objectives.
·Savings targets are met.
·Efficient and controlled supply chain with national and/or trans-national supplier panels and competitive bidder lists in line with commodity and sub-commodity procurement strategy.
·National and trans-national supplier contracts (MSAs and WPAs), based on Categories` strategies, properly negotiated and managed following GP contract policy with the objective to reduce risks to the organisations Group.
·Internal Customers' satisfaction continuous improvement.
·Proper and adequate level of communication/reporting.
·Corporate Instructions and Processes are followed to ensure compliance.
·Contract management supported by KPIs definition and measurement.


·Engineering or Business school graduate.
·Languages: English (negotiation level), Spanish / German / French (of advantage, but not mandatory)

Professional skills:
·Good negotiation, persuasion skills
·Good project management skills to lead MFT, perform procurement projects/ call for tenders, lead change management
·Good team management and leadership skills
·Good knowledge about procurement contracts
·Good financial skills
·Good communication and influencing skills
·Good conflict management and conflict resolving skills (Seek win-win solutions)
·Good governance and organisation skills

Professional Experience:
Minimum 3 years of experience within procurement

Behavioural skills:
·Teamwork and transparency
·Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
·Strong adherence to ethics & compliance
·Customer focused and solution oriented work style, while putting the organisations Group overall interest first
·Target oriented
·Flexibility to travel
·Innovation (think out of the box)
·Initiative taking
·Strong involvement and commitment