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Indirect Buyer

  • Greenford, England, United Kingdom
Supply Chain

Job description

The role:

As Brompton continues to grow, the need to centralise and control the indirect spend has become increasingly important, and as such Brompton is looking for someone to support the Indirect Procurement Manager the day-to-day indirect procurement activities. This role will require you to be a self-starter, good at analysing data, whilst ensuring that parts/services and contracts are delivered in line with the business and stake holders’ expectations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Targeting cost saving & consolidation opportunities in the indirect categories whilst maintaining quality and service.
  • Analysing the current spends and look for opportunities to save costs in line with the business KPI’s.
  • Drive and develop a reliable, sustainable, and robust supply chain for alternatively sourced parts and services.
  • Help develop and implement contracts and long-term agreement for all newly sourced parts and services.
  • Managing bids and tenders for all contracting work
  • Reducing the burden on BBL trading terms and import duties (where applicable) and taxes.
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received, ensuring that any issues are fully investigated and resolved.
  • Develop and introduce KPI's throughout the indirect categories.
  • Attending internal meetings as and when necessary, with various departments.
  • Compliance with the processes and procedures in place within BBL.
  • Working on other projects as and when required
  • Any other tasks that may be deemed necessary.

Job requirements

Who you are:

  • Good communication skills at different levels of the business.
  • Ability to build key relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Driven, motivated and a positive attitude.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Punctual, methodical, adaptable, and reliable.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good analytical skills

Desired Experience:

  • Experience working with suppliers.
  • Experience in a “hands on” procurement role.
  • Working knowledge of MRP/APS systems
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, Word, and Teams.
  • CIPS certified, desirable but not essential.

You might not tick all the boxes, and that’s okay, we still encourage you to apply. Here at Brompton we are always looking for people that share the same values and attitudes as we do, as we continue to build diverse teams and a sense of community which is made stronger by each new individual who joins.

Sustainability and Health & Safety Responsibility:

  • Encourage your team to use socially and environmentally responsible practices.
  • Provide effective leadership and be a role model in setting the direction of the Sustainability and H&S culture, engagement, and performance.
  • Maintain and review appropriate risk assessments and any Works Manuals or specific instructions required for the prevention of near misses, incidents, injuries, and ill-health, including monitoring Health & Safety performance.
  • Provide information, instruction, training, and supervision to ensure our people have the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve the Sustainability and H&S objectives and act in accordance with the Brompton Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure regular Health & Safety inspections, investigations and self-audits are conducted and that all actions raised are followed up and closed within required timescales.

Benefits at Brompton:

Brompton offers you an excellent working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along, communicate and co-operate well with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment, Brompton offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. We are all proud to be part of Brompton Bicycle Ltd; we all share the same passion and dedication to the company and the product, despite any differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

  • Flexible and hybrid working patterns available
  • 9 Day Fortnight –This is a flexible working pattern which individuals can opt in for where an employee works their contractual hours across 9 days instead of 10 days. (i.e. 80 hours across 9 days instead of 10 days). This mean the individual would work an additional hour across Monday to Thursday (across the 2 week period) to gain their Friday off.
  • Annual Leave – 20 days annual leave, plus all UK bank holidays.
  • Competitive Salary – Plus workplace pension scheme and profit share bonus.
  • Brompton Discount - Get ready to bike in style, as all employee’s receive up to 60% off their very own bike and accessories, plus there are discounts for your friends and family too.
  • Staff Loan Bike – All employees are eligible to receive a Brompton Bicycle which they can use free of charge for up to 3 months
  • Onboarding Induction – New starters will enrol on a 3-month onboarding induction programme with a welcome pack goody bag as well as a factory tour, meet&greet with the Chiefs and an afternoon bike ride. There are also opportunities for work experience in the Covent Garden shop floor.
  • Free Breakfast – Unlimited, all-day access to an array of fruit and cereal
  • On-Site Canteen – Staff can enjoy subsidised hot meals, snacks and refreshments at our in-house HandleBar Café
  • Breakout Areas – Unwind on the mezzanine floor which contains a ping-pong, foosball and pool table and other games like darts and a giant Connect-4!
  • Social Activities - Throughout the year enjoy time with your colleagues as we host an annual Summer and Christmas party, annual bike rides (both inside and outside the UK), Birthday breakfast, volunteering activities and family fun days just to name a few.
  • Learning and Development - Access to free LinkedIn Learning and opportunity to devote some of your time at work to personal development. We value professional development and actively promote internal promotions and opportunities.
  • Benefits - Workplace Pension Scheme, Care and Health Support, Flexible Working, Cycle to Work Scheme and other benefits.
  • Mental Health – We provide access to a confidential EAP that offers counselling, resources and support for various mental health challenges. There’s also Head Space, Brompton’s approved wellness program for employees.
  • Paid Leave – We offer an enhanced Family, Paternity and Maternity leave pay.

Brompton was listed amongst the best UK workplaces in 2020 and was awarded silver investors in People Accreditation and London Living Wage Employer in 2021.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Commitment

Regardless of age, disability, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, culture, educational background, parental status, neurodiversity or disability - whoever you are, if you’re passionate about your work, curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, we want to hear from you.