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Pearson Buyer in Hoboken, New Jersey

Buyer

Description

Global Procurement

Indirect Buyer

Summary Description of Role

The Indirect Buyer shall be responsible for supporting the Indirect Category Leads to maximise Pearson's third party spend across multiple initiatives with responsibility for the end to end sourcing process.

Scope

The Buyer shall be responsible for sourcing, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management and helping to establish guided buying channels enabling users to quickly and efficiently order from preferred suppliers.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Support the relevant Category Lead to deliver agreed targets

  • Execute preferred supplier lists, sourcing strategies, manage risk, drive innovation and manage suppliers

  • Partner and develop effective relationships with stakeholders - translating business priorities into sourcing initiatives that deliver agreed outcomes

  • Support the sourcing processes across all business units to ensure best value for Pearson

  • Deliver measurable savings against agreed targets

  • Work in collaboration with the extended team to drive function wide objectives

  • In conjunction with legal, ensure sourcing contracts protect Pearsons interests and drive robust risk strategies whilst promoting sustainability and diversity

  • Conduct tactical sourcing projects (including vendor screening) via approved channels and facilitates storage of associated contracts as per agreed processes

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

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Qualifications

Qualifications/Experience/Education

  • 2 years relevant experience

  • Articulate with strong communication, and people skills

  • Experience of both virtual and physical global teams

  • Ability to lead by influence rather than authority when necessary

  • Strong problem solving and change management ability

  • Evidence of managing supplier relationships and negotiating third party agreements

  • Natural ability to interact positively with all internal stakeholders across cultures, countries, and professional disciplines

  • Able to maintain impartiality and drive business outcomes

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Other Locations US-NJ-Hoboken, US-NC-Durham

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Supply Chain

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 26, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1914822

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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