IT Procurement Specialist - Retailer - London

City of London
GBP30000 - GBP45000 per annum + package + CIPS training (if required)
14 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Full Time

IT Procurement Specialist - Retailer - London - £30 - 45K + Package

As a result of rapid growth, an aggressively expanding blue chip company are searching for an ambitious procurement specialist to join their dynamic team. This cutting edge firm are widely regarded as having one of the most meritocratic set-ups amongst the FTSE 250 list, so this is a stand-out opportunity for a buyer with high career aspirations.

This indirect procurement / purchasing role will involve:-
A dual sourcing focus across two of the function's biggest spend categories, with hands-on training and development from each of the category heads
Engaging with senior stakeholders from day one, establishing yourself within the procurement function and building long-lasting relationships with key decision makers
Working within a collaborative environment on complex multi-million pound projects
Leading large scale negotiations with key suppliers, achieving cost savings for the business whilst preserving long term partnerships

Desired traits, experience and qualifications:-
Full working knowledge of the seven step procurement process, including ITT, RFI, RFP, RFQ, contract drafting, contract negotiation and supplier management phases
Prior ownership of a specific category / categories, with tangible evidence of successful stakeholder engagement
A history of progression within one's purchasing / buying career, with a clear intent of earning successive promotions within a world leading organisation
CIPS (or studying towards)

If you are an articulate and determined buyer / procurement professional with aspirations for senior management, then this blue chip company hosts a fantastic environment in which to fast-track your career prospects. Provided you fulfil the above criteria please send your CV to

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Key skills: Procurement, Indirect, Strategic Sourcing, Professional Services, Corporate Services, HR, Contingent Labour, Financial Services, FM, IT, Travel, Logistics, Fleet, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), SAP, Ariba, FTSE 100, Purchasing, Buying, Negotiation, Contract Management, Project Management, Programme Management