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Category Buyer

  • Location: South London
  • Salary: £42000 - £55000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

Role: General Indirects Category Buyer

Role Type Permanent

Location: South London/hybrid

Salary: £42,000 - £55,000 per annum

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Category Manager, you will be responsible for carrying out strategic procurement activity and projects

    • To interface and be the main point of contact for the stakeholders in the procurement project teams defined within your portfolio
    • Undertake and manage the effective delivery of the Procurement Strategy, policies and procedures and savings programme for your portfolio in order to provide a professional procurement service to stakeholders

  • Provide best practice procurement advice and end to end sourcing project management for stakeholders

  • Manage end to end sourcing activity including the development of sourcing strategies and approaches, running tenders, negotiating and implementing contracts for use by stakeholders.

  • Understand key commercial drivers and commercial success criteria for procurement undertaken within your portfolio and act as procurement challenge within the procurement governance process. Initiate and develop business cases, reports and other governance papers as required and present to the appropriate internal and external stakeholders

  • Be responsible for supplier relationships for your designated contracts and undertake contract management functions.

  • Undertake commercial negotiations with suppliers to ensure best value is obtained

  • Undertake the creation and marketing of category plans and identify where corrective action is needed to ensure procurement issues are managed effectively throughout the procurement cycle.

  • Support the development of positive relationships with key senior stakeholders to raise awareness of the benefits of a strategic approach to spend management. Provide category and strategic sourcing insight to enable the stakeholders to make informed choices about the way in which its expenditure is deployed

Person Specification Requirements-

  • A qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, or working towards this qualification, and ideally educated to degree level or equivalent.

  • Experience in the General Indirects (Corporate Services) category area and category management in general as well as having excellent communication and influencing skills and outstanding analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills and experience of managing a wide group of internal stakeholders with a range of priorities.

  • A background in either a Commercial, Government or Not for Profit Procurement function.