Buyer and Senior Buyer Positions

Full Time
UK & Europe, USA
Posted 1 month ago

Position

We are excited to offer the opportunity for Buyers and Senior Buyers to join our BuyDesk hub operation. You will be part of a highly skilled team of sourcing and procurement professionals. We also offer graduate entry Buyer positions.

Overview

Simfoni creates a competitive advantage for its clients through deployment of advanced SaaS based analytics and spend automation technology. Our disruptive delivery and commercial model allows organizations of any size to access leading technology, supplier discounts and on-demand procurement services that delivers breakthrough results.

We are an entrepreneurial enterprise, which means that we think and act in a dynamic and agile fashion to respond quickly to opportunities and market demand.

We are in rapid growth mode and are expanding our team and delivery capabilities across Europe and North America to support demand for our analytics and spend automation technology.

Requirements

We employ high-performing individuals with analytical minds and strong interpersonal and communication skills. Team members are energetic self-starters who manage their time effectively and educate themselves while contributing to dramatic client performance improvement.

Buyer candidates will typically have a minimum of 1 years’ experience and 3 years’ experience for Senior Buyer positions with a sound understanding of sourcing and procurement processes, to include managing RFQs and RFPs.

Graduate Buyer positions are also available with full training provided. Above all, we value aptitude and the willingness to learn.

Key tasks include:
• Sourcing bids for goods and services
• Negotiating supply and commercial terms with suppliers
• Sourcing bids from our supplier network and from the open market, managing quick-bids and supporting higher value sourcing events using our technology solutions
• On-boarding preferred suppliers and content
• Reporting of savings and service performance levels

Additional information and credentials:
• Self-starter with strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Strong English business fluency (written and verbal) is a must
• Fluency in other European languages such as French, Spanish and German is strongly desirable
• Capable of leading sourcing initiatives with minimal supervision
• Team-oriented, supports other team members

Role Definition

You will work with our customers to support their procurement needs operating under the supervision of a BuyDesk Operations Team Leader. The role includes frontline delivery where you will interact with customers to fulfil their procurement needs.

You will work as part of our global network of BuyDesk Hubs to deliver tactical purchasing through to higher value sourcing initiatives. The role involves managing purchase requisitions, sourcing the required goods and services at the best value from local and international supply markets.
You will have full access to Simfoni technology solutions including Spend Automation, Analytics and Sourceforce to analyze spend, assess user requirements and to manage the bid and quote management process for all types of purchases.

Focus spend categories include: MRO, IT Hardware and Consumables, Software, Telecoms, PPE, Cleaning & Janitorial Products, Packaging, Print, Workwear & Uniforms, Travel, Transportation Services, Parcels & Couriers.

Package

We offer an attractive remuneration package with bonus.

Job Features

Job CategorySpend Automation
BenefitsWe offer an attractive remuneration package with bonus.
Service LineSpend Automation™
SpecialismProcurement and Sourcing Operations
Reporting toSimfoni BuyDesk Operations Leader
Base LocationCandidates will be based remotely
ApplicationsCandidates should send a cover letter along with their resume and current employment status, employer name, position, location and benefits summary to: [email protected] and [email protected]

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