BT Bid Support - Senior Buyer in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Bid Support - Senior Buyer

Hortolândia or São Paulo

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Why this role matters

The role holder is responsible for the provision of a world class procurement service that delivers competitive advantage to the BT Group with key responsibilities in the Revenue Growth agenda (Bid Support). The role holder will engage in various spend categories / vendors across the Americas Region.

The role holder acts as a Procurement Specialist, representing Procurement on the most significant and complex customer deals across BT, building and executing Procurement strategies to deliver 3 rd party competitiveness, comply with Governance & Compliance and enable revenue growth.

The role holder interacts with Category Owners in the Americas and in the UK to secure fully alignment with Category Strategies. The role interacts with suppliers, managing RFPs, selecting supplies and negotiating best T&C suitable for BT Bids.

The role holder also supports Americas Procurement team on central program requirements and cross category projects within the region. The role includes management of project inputs into central UK and regional programs as well as analytical support for various supplier activity, include RFP and recurring central financial reporting

What you'll be doing

  • To develop and execute procurement plans appropriate to their product and services deliver maximum commercial advantage to BT to include selection and application of appropriate procurement processes for a particular product and or service, specially related to Bid Support.

  • To negotiate appropriate commercial and contractual arrangements with suppliers and for all products and services in their control, including loading information onto appropriate systems.

  • To lead complex procurement negotiations in the business and externally with Suppliers.

  • To work closely with internal business partners to understand their requirements, mapping these to the BT strategy and driving the "One-BT" agenda.

  • To lead on the large, complex procurement deals , interfacing with the most senior levels or internal and external clients to develop requirements and ensure best value solution

  • To foster and develop supplier and internal stakeholder relationships at senior levels, owning strategic relationships and contact strategy. Develop new relationships in areas of strategic focus where BT has few established links globally. Building strong working relationships with the Procurement professionals in the countries across Americas.

  • Drives and delivers optimal commercial solutions by understanding and leveraging the end-to-end business factors.

  • To develop and co-ordinate a virtual team across Procurement including key members of other CFU’s to deliver the procurement and business needs of the deal

  • To drive team to meet requirements within central programs and projects, reporting against those projects and deliver results on behalf of Americas team.

  • To analyse and support Procurement activity during supplier negotiations and project specific tasks outside of bid arena. To create and maintain financial reporting in line with negotiation and project results.

We'll also need to see these on your CV

  • Typically educated to degree standard and / or business management qualification with relevant level of experience.

  • Licensed buyer (internal to BT)

  • Professionally qualified (CIPS CPSM or equivalent external accreditation).

Skills/Experience:

  • Relevant skills and an in depth knowledge of procurement principles, and the ability to apply these as required in any area.

  • Significant experience in Direct Procurement roles in an international business environment.

  • Demonstrates sound leadership skills and excellent relationship management skills.

  • Strong analytical skills and experience in Program Management or similar activity

Why choose us?

We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.


Job: Procurement

Title: Bid Support - Senior Buyer

Location: Brazil-Sao Paulo

Requisition ID: 92793