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National Grid Transco PLC

In Britain we run systems that deliver gas and electricity across the entire country. In the North Eastern states of the US, we provide power directly to millions of customers. We hold a vital position at the centre of the energy system. We join everything up.National Grid's job is to connect people to the energy they use. From the warmth and light we rely on at home, and the power which keeps our factories and offices going, to the infrastructure and technologies that are essential parts of ... Read More

Address      The Lakes Northampton NN4 7HD
Website      www.nationalgrid.com/
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Job Responsibilities:

      As a Buyer for Global Procurement you will be part of a team responsible for strategic procurement at National Grid. You will work with the Director of Category Management and the Category Manager leading sourcing teams and will be managing multiple, complex bid negotiations and strategies at one time. You will be expected to:

    * Execute a standardized strategic sourcing process for assigned categories up to $100m
    * Lead sourcing teams providing technical guidance, support and coaching to other team members
    * Build and maintain strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and key suppliers
    * Identify and capture new savings opportunities and provide a balanced focus on stakeholder service and cost savings
    * Work closely with Director of Category Management, Category Manager, Assistant Buyer (Procurement), Legal teams, Operations and Engineering teams

      Job Qualifications:
          o Bachelors degree
          o Prior experience as a Buyer or 3+ years experience as an Assistant Buyer preferred
          o Strong project management skills with the ability to work across all functions and levels of an organization
          o Highly effective in the management of suppliers with strong knowledge of strategic sourcing process
          o Proficient in stakeholder management and communications, making self fully available for the customer/supplier. Demonstrates an energetic and enthusiastic manner and the ability to add value.
          o Expertise in negotiating and influencing

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