Klantgerichte analytische oplossingen

Category Lead Buyer IT

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Klantgerichte analytische oplossingen

De focus van Malvern Panalytical ligt op het creëren van innovatieve, klantgerichte oplossingen en diensten om de efficiëntie te verbeteren en tastbare economische impact te leveren door middel van chemische, fysische en structurele analyse van materialen.

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Category Lead Buyer IT

Responsible for developing and implementing the commodity strategy for IT,  in line with the business objectives and overall Purchasing strategy. Providing support to the Purchasing departments and IT department in the different Supply Centres across the world. Creating synergy by sharing best practice across departments and Supply Centres. Improving overall business value; meeting deadlines and drive lean procurement through the supply chain. This role is also responsible for managing the whole IT procurement cycle, from supplier selection and approval, through to drafting and negotiating contracts, to managing and developing appointed suppliers, and demonstrating a positive input at every stage. 


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Job description
  • Develop and implement the global commodity strategy for IT including risk management.
  • Sharing of best practise, create value through alignment.
  • Responsible for supplier performance and the resolution of supplier related issues within a portfolio of suppliers up and including the assigned global category responsibility.
  • Ensure continuity (up-time) for relevant software solutions and IT infra in close collaboration with the IT stakeholders.
  • Ensuring all IT related hardware and software is purchased from the approved source and in line with Spectris and Malvern Panalytical procedures and processes.
  • Work with the relevant people to select the best quality and most cost-effective suppliers for hard- and software at the earliest possible stage in projects.
  • Align with Spectris on company wide implementation of (new) hard- and software.
  • Evaluating and appraising new and current suppliers whilst working closely with the IT department to identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Manage risk to ensure up-time and at the same time control cost.
  • Negotiating price, delivery and contracts with suppliers for hard- and software.
  • Initiate CI projects.
  • Supporting the implementation of best practice purchasing methods throughout the supply chain to continually improve purchasing performance.
  • Taking responsibility for improving internal purchasing KPIs and developing new KPIs as required.
  • Functionally leading the (global) category team, holding regular team meetings to discuss KPIs (risk, delivery, quality, cost reduction, PPV) and performance objectives.  
  • Supplier audits in line with the audit schedule and need.
Your profile
  • A background in IT contracting and managing complex IT projects, is essential with a minimum of five years purchasing experience in a similar role.
  • Negotiation & Contracting skills with strong commercial awareness.
  • Knowledge and experience with Enterprise Solutions Suppliers
  • Experience with and a good understanding of contracting Cloud applications and subscriptions models
  • Preparing and reviewing RFQ’s/RFP’s.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Ability to build good working relationships and to influence others.
  • Ability to appreciate and deal with cultural differences.

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