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The Senior Buyer is a strategy setter, collaborator, project manager, and negotiator who applies extensive knowledge of product and service offerings to provide purchasing support to the organization. This position executes local projects and buying activities designed to support company operations and growth. This role supports all business segment activities from inception to close including reviewing and drafting letters of intent and services terms, preparing agreements, monitoring and administrating service performance, and managing expirations/renewals. The best candidate will understand and have experience in both product and service purchasing activities in support of OEM production arrangements, service contracts, and third party support agreements. The right individual will also be knowledgeable in different procurement methods as well as understand and negotiate the required agreements for purchasing different kinds of products and services.

  • Develop and execute overall local procurement strategy; prepare, negotiate, manage, and coordinate agreements supporting the nCipher segment operations and overall Entrust Datacard business in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region.

  • Collaborate with business leaders (product management, engineering, manufacturing, sales, customer support, finance) in the establishment and execution of procurement strategies.

  • Evaluate and select suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost and capability. Ensure competitive pricing and service model versus value proposition, industry trends and marketplace dynamics.

  • Prepare bid packages, conduct bidder conferences, create statements of work, analyze and evaluate proposals, negotiate terms and conditions, select or recommend suppliers, write awards, and administer resulting contracts.

  • Manage supplier relationships including pipeline development, relationship development, communications, supplier onboarding, and project handoff to operational areas.

  • Skillfully utilize negotiation techniques to achieve spend and savings targets.

  • Work with various functions within the company including other business units to coordinate requirements, facilitate contract co-terminations, and leverage spend. 

  • Administer and manage supplier contracts to ensure compliance externally and internally.

  • Execute purchase order placement, administration and maintenance.
  • Keep apprised of market trends and changes in business practices.
  • Track cost savings, cost avoidances, and cost increases.
  • Perform various reporting and spend analysis to support the goals of spend management, terms, cost reduction, service levels, and contract renewals.

  • Other projects and duties, as required.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5+ years of purchasing or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications; Microsoft Excel expertise a must
  • ERP system experience
  • Experience in negotiating agreements and contracts with strong comprehension of legal and commercial terms and conditions
  • Solid knowledge of supply chain requirements, systems, supplier development, and process improvement
  • Ability to lead teams and influence peers and other cross-functional teams; strong communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 5%
  • Must be able to lawfully work within the United Kingdom and have unrestricted work authorization



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6+ years of purchasing or related experience
  • Experience in working with intellectual property concepts and contractual language
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers
  • Energetic and self-motivated
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • CPM or CPSM Certification
  • Oracle experience

About Entrust Datacard:

Our growing company relies on curious, dedicated and innovative colleagues to anticipate the future and provide solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure world. Entrust Datacard technologies and expertise help government agencies, enterprises and financial institutions in more than 150 countries serve and safeguard citizens, employees and consumers. Each year, our solutions secure billions of transactions — and every day, our technologies issue and manage more than 10 million secure identities. How do we do all of this? Together.

Join us. Together we’ll create solutions for a more connected, mobile and secure life.

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Entrust Datacard Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.


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