Beaumont Select

Category Buyer - Corporate Services

Guildford, Surrey
£35-46k + Bonus, Pension, Training
19 Apr 2017
19 May 2017
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Services Buyer to progress within a Multinational organisation, and a FTSE 250 company… 

Our client, a multinational organisation and market leader within its field, is looking for an ambitious, confident and outgoing Buyer to join its growing team.  Due to significant project wins, they are looking to recruit an experienced Buyer with experience of generalist services procurement.

You will be accountable for the execution of the end to end procurement processes, including data collection, enquiry document preparation, negotiation, contract award, contract management and supplier relationship management and strategic sourcing.  In addition, the role includes managing communication with suppliers and internal customers.  The role will cover a mixed and broad range of commodity areas, covering  Indirect spend.  The company offers a clear career path and a great working environment.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Data collection and analysis for projects

  • Commodity research and spend analysis

  • Building of strong relationships with key internal stakeholders

  • Provides guidance on best practice sourcing to the organisation

  • Stays up-to-date about customer’s needs and expectations

  • Bid management to include development of sourcing strategy, stakeholder mapping and engagement, bid solicitation, contract negotiation and award, and on-going supplier governance

  • Execution of sourcing plans, especially implementation of change programs involving new suppliers or spend practice

  • Sourcing of one-off, high value transactions

  • Executes high value purchase orders on internal systems

    Experience, Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Knowledge of procurement systems and infrastructure

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated negotiation skills

  • Strong interpersonal communications and the ability to work independently and across multiple functions

  • Proven knowledge of complex contractual arrangements

  • Problem solving ability, detail oriented ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Independent worker with high degree of professionalism and integrity

  • Highly results oriented

  • Independent, self-starting

  • Relevant business degree (desirable) or equivalent experience

  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing or studying towards MCIPS

    Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business