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Senior Buyer

Company: Experian Marketing Services
Location: Dallas
Posted on: December 7, 2017

Job Description:

DescriptionGlobal Procurement is a team of 75 people located in USA, UK&I, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America and manages excess of $1bn spend. The US team consists of 13 people based in Costa Mesa, CA and 4 in Allen, specializing in specific categories including IT (SW, Cloud, HW), data, professional services, HR and facilities.

Maximise value for Experian US spend with external suppliers by ensuring the following:

Robust Supplier Selection Process--- Tender process, commercial and contractual negotiations.

  • Management of Supplier Performance --- establishing and managing service level agreements (SLAs), and key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Identifying and implementing cost reduction opportunities across commodities, geographies, and business units.
  • Providing external market data, benchmarking of rates, and costs. Advising the businesses to ensure value for money by region, commodities, and business units.

    Minimising Risk:

    • Contract negotiations --- to safeguard Experian from loss or exposure to unnecessary business risk
    • Selection of capable suppliers, based on cost, capability, and timescales.
    • Supplier Management of existing contracts to ensure adherence to service levels, KPIs and commercially agreed terms.
    • Business Continuity --- through the continuous review of financial stability of providers to ensure continuity of supply throughout the supply chain. Creating and implementing contingency plans, where required to minimise risk.

      Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications--- A degress would be desirable but not essential.

      • Over 5 years relevant procurement experience in large companies / PLC---s including strategic category management.
      • Ideally the successful candidate would have completed the Certified Purchasing Manager program.
      • Knowledge of Commercial and Governmental Data and Data Purchasing
      • Highly Developed Negotiation skills
      • Analytical Skills --- ability to analyse complex numerical and non-numerical data
      • Commercial Law --- strong understanding of contractual law, including risks
      • Project Management --- ability to manage complex global projects, across time zones and geographies.
      • Management of Key Stakeholders ---ability to lead and influence key relationships, internally and externally, up to Exec level, on a global basis. Including the reporting and presentation of complex ideas / concepts.
      • Experience of optimising the use of E-Procurement software for electronic RfI---s, RfP---s and E-auctions
      • Expert user of Oracle ERP system
      • Strong organizational and communication skills (both written and oral)
      • Aptitude for customer service

        Keywords: Experian Marketing Services, Dallas, Senior Buyer, Other, Dallas, Texas

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