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Interfloor is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe our competitive advantage comes from recruiting, training, engaging with and retaining the best employees. We provide a friendly working atmosphere with an environment of growth and opportunity through innovation, pride and excellence.

 

Procurement Specialist/Buyer – Jan2020

Interfloor are Europe’s largest manufacturer of floorcovering underlay and accessories and supply our products across the UK and around the world. We are heading to an exciting period of change for our Procurement team and are looking for a dynamic, experienced procurement professional to join us on this journey.

Working within a busy manufacturing environment you will have experience of managing the end to end sourcing process and have an in-depth background of negotiating and managing a supply chain. We are category and project lead therefore you will have full responsibility for your categories and projects and the ability to design and implement the strategy for them in accordance with the objectives set by the Head of Procurement. Your role will be to support the business and procurement team in implementing strategies, analysing costs, negotiating contracts and to build on supplier relationship management to better manage the products and services purchased. You will be responsible for the management and development of an Assistant Buyer and will be expected to mentor and support them with their categories and projects.

Key aspects of the role:

  • Strategy development for your own categories
  • Contract and Supplier management
  • Sourcing and Tendering
  • Leadership and management of a team member
  • Project management
  • Financial analysis & reporting

 

Skills and experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a Procurement department
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a buyer’s role
  • CIPS qualified or working towards
  • International buying experience (desirable)
  • Fully adept in using IT systems such as Microsoft office & ERP
  • Excellent communication and personable skills
  • Experience of contract and supplier management
  • Proven track record of deploying effective negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience of project management and team leadership

 

Person Specification:

We are looking for an individual who can hit the ground running and adapt to our unique business. The ideal candidate may be looking for the next challenge within their career or development into a management level. Full support and development are on offer for the right candidate as well as the chance to make a difference in an evolving business.

  • Full UK driving licence
  • Ability to travel both across the UK and Internationally
  • Additional languages (desirable)

 

If you are interested in working for Interfloor please send your CV to hr@interfloor.com