The Senior Buyer is expected to :
Drive the development, implementation and evaluation of the procurement strategies and ensure documentation to support this is up to date
Manage the sourcing and contract negotiation of local / global transport categories (road, air freight and last mile delivery)
Lead or participate in cross functional commodity teams to build strategies on TNT level and to run tenders, insure implementation and performance management
Propose and execute cost / service improvements for the categories within their responsibility.
Execute risks assessments and mitigate risks
Mitigate critical supply situations.
Interact with the BU senior buyers and buyers to execute procurement category strategies and approaches
Screen supply markets for innovating opportunities and inform the relevant internal stakeholders
Key Accountabilities & Activities
The Senior Purchaser is responsible for providing input to category manager regarding :
Results) of cost saving initiatives
Performance and development plans of key suppliers
The development of the annual procurement plan
Risks and risk mitigation
Internal and external benchmarking
Strategic Process Management
The Senior Purchaser is responsible for :
Matching demands within the company for goods and services with market opportunities through a cohesive sourcing strategy for the (sub) categories in scope
Provide input for the development of the global category strategies (procurement approach)
Lead or participate in cross- functional team with internal stakeholders and / or suppliers
Supplier management for strategic and preferred suppliers
Tactical Process Management
The Senior Purchaser is responsible for :
Managing the sourcing process from gathering and validating requirements, selection of potential suppliers up to the contract finalization and ensuring implementation, following a formal and well documented procurement process
Participating in Business Development projects and pro-actively searching for new opportunities
Initiating and executing cost effectiveness and optimization projects (quantitatively and qualitatively)
Assessing and qualifying global suppliers
Negotiating terms and conditions and contracting
Managing strategic and preferred suppliers’ performance
Risk assessment and mitigation of supply risks; continuity of supply, quality of provided goods & services, health and safety, financial commitments, corporate responsibility etc
Ensure that all reporting is completed on time and accurately.
Ensure that relevant key objectives and performance outcomes are promptly communicated at frequent intervals to all levels of management
Enhance the quality of management information to enable better decision making (including review, analysis and commentaries)
Functionally interact with the Global Operations Community to assist in overall operational improvements.
Comply with internal policies and procedures in order to ensure consistency across the Division
Comply with all Company related policies, procedures and legal requirements (HR, H&S, Security, etc)
CR and Health & Safety
Comply with the Company’s corporate responsibility, health & safety, environmental standards and other corporate responsibilities as identified
Essential Educational and / or Training Qualifications & Certificates
Bachelor degree or equivalent working level preferably in Economics and / or Procurement and / or Transportation
4-6 years experience as a buyer / purchaser in an international environment, preferably within a multinational company
Proven experience in strategic supplier and contract management (supplier selection, vendor rating and evaluation, business review, complaint & claim handling)
Preferably experience in one or more of the subcategories managed (Transportation subcontractors)
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Experience in process efficiency and change management.
Fluent English language skills (written and verbal)
Preferred Experience and Knowledge
Transportation category expertise required (LTL, FTL, Distribution, Air transport )
Excellent knowledge of industry, market and supplier analysis
Experience in supplier screening and selection process
Experience in applying risk management within procurement
Capable of independently leading the negotiation process and building a negotiation file
Required TNT Express Behavioural Competencies
Planning, organizing and monitoring.
Adaptable and flexible.
Necessary Technical / Functional Skills
Must have demonstrated mindset and decision making based on Total Cost of Ownership principle
Solid experience in supply chain’ concepts processes & techniques
Ability to connect people
Proven track record on decision making in supply chain
Evidence of innovative sourcing ideas
Thorough understanding of procurement Processes and Strategic Sourcing approach
Must be able to master legislations, procedures and rules related to import / export commercial transactions
Proven experience of working in cross functional and international teams
Strong communication skills (both oral and in writing) combined with a strong analytical and conceptual acumen
Well-developed negotiation skills
Sound business sense
Proven advanced PC skills, especially when working with spreadsheets, databases and presentation software
Drives for results.
Strives for improvement.
Drives strategic change and innovation.
Engages and inspires others.
Understands customers and markets.
Demonstrates business ethics.
What we offer
Adverse Working Conditions
As required to support the 24 / 7 / 365 days service provision
Travel will be required in this role