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Hays are excited to be working in partnership with Bio-Rad, since 1952 Bio-Rad laboratories have been advancing scientific discovery by manufacturing and distributing a broad range of products for the life sciences, research and clinical diagnostics market. Due to experiencing significant growth they opened a new Shared Service Centre in Watford next to Watford Junction in January 2017.

Bio-Rad are looking for an Indirect Buyer to manage the Indirect spend, across a variety of indirect services and materials. You will have previous experience as an Indirect Buyer, utilising your fantastic communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of SAP and European language skills would be a real
Duties as follows:

  • Manage the countries Indirect needs to ensure the highest level of purchasing excellence
  • Using the Purchase Request sent by internal customers, carry out & deliver Purchase orders -checking section codes, delivery & payment terms etc.
  • Insure alignment & compliance to SOX Audit for Indirect materials & services
  • Manage RFQ and successfully negotiate cost savings
  • Monitor and enforce the Approval Matrix flow
  • Stakeholder management
  • Settlement of disputes where applicable
  • Escalate issues to the relevant stakeholder
  • Being a key point of contact for Indirect purchasing, for all business functions on site
  • Ensures regular reporting on Indirect Spend

To achieve this you will have;

  • The ability to build strategic working relationships with stakeholders
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of SAP or previous experience of an e-Sourcing/ Contract Management tool
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix and multicultural environment
  • Internal customer service focus
  • Proficient user of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • CIPS qualification, Bachelor's Degree or equivalent are desirable, but not essential
  • Strong leadership skills

This is an exciting time to join Bio-Rad who offer a world of career opportunities and will provide you with the training and development you need to succeed in your career. In return they are offering a competitive salary and benefits package.

For more information about the role and organisation please visit their dedicated recruitment website or please apply now with an up to date CV.

For more detailed information, or to view other vacancies with this organisation, please visit our dedicated recruitment website


Job Type:
Scientific and R&D
Life Sciences
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
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3rd Floor, Medina House, Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK9 2AE

Telephone: 01908 870251

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