Beaumont Select

Senior Category Buyers x 2

Location
Cambridgeshire or London
Salary
£40-48k + bonus + health + pension + flexible package
Posted
21 Sep 2017
Closes
21 Oct 2017
Ref
JO-04152
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Exceptional Senior Buyer opportunity; with a Leading Consultancy, looking at end-to-end processes.

This is an exciting role with a highly successful Procurement Consultancy, that provide Business Services Consultancy, Technology advice and Start To Finish Process streamlining from concept, through manufacturing, to finished product on the shelf. This successful consultancy works with Private and Public Companies all over the world.

We are looking for a talented procurement professional with experience of delivering significant cost reduction through use of appropriate sourcing, contract management and supplier management tools and techniques; with specific expertise in categories such as HR, Marketing, Audit, Learning and development, FM, and IT.  You will need to demonstrate proven delivery, end to end experience, great communication skills and ability to work with Stakeholders at all levels. Some previous Global experience would be helpful.

The role offers the benefit of an uncapped bonus, although this has traditionally been around 15% and a flexible benefits package.


Senior Buyer Role Description:
The role of the Senior Category Buyer will be responsible for the strategic and tactical sourcing across various indirect categories of the business and practice business units. Under the direction of the Head of Procurement, this role will be responsible for the following key components to support the Global Procurement Strategy:

  • Being the recognised expert for his or her assigned portion of the global category, supports development and execution of global category strategies
  • Responsible for the full end to end sourcing process including market analysis, execution of tenders, negotiating, contracting and contract management activities on significant spend areas within their category
  • Working collaboratively and confidently with internal and external stakeholders ensuring value for money at all time
  • Support the delivery of robust commercial and contractual terms to support the control of the business   
  • Position Requirements   The procurement category buyer is required to work closely with a variety of teams and individuals within the Consultancy and will be the link between the supply of goods/services and the business to ensure the highest quality of services and compliance is met.


Senior Buyer, ideal candidate attributes:

  • Experience of delivering significant cost reduction through use of appropriate sourcing, contract management and supplier management tools and techniques
  • A number of  years purchasing experience
  • Experience of sourcing and contract managing categories such as HR, Marketing, Audit, Learning and development, FM, and IT
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience of using Oracle Purchase to Pay (P2P) system
  • Ability to problem solve
  • The gravitas to communicate and influence at all levels of an organisation
  • CIPS (chartered institute of purchasing and supply) qualified or working towards
  • Commercially astute   


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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
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