Category Buyer - Global Organisation

City of London
GBP25000 - GBP35000 per annum + Package
20 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Buyer - International Procurement Team - Central London - £25,000-£35,000 + Package

A brand that is recognised across all continents is seeking an ambitious and motivated category buyer to join their renowned procurement function in order to help support a recent trend of growth across the organisation. The role will be working directly under the procurement manager and will come with great responsibility across a number of categories, covering both directs and indirects. Furthermore, my client has a good reputation of both investing in staff and offering broad exposure.

The responsibilities and opportunities within the role include:

* Support the overall procurement team in identifying cost saving opportunities and outages and then come up with suitable solutions
* Examine existing suppliers and identify opportunities
* Directly support the tender process, including the identification and selecting of contractors
* Help compile monthly reports, ensuring great accuracy
* Develop meaningful relationships with new and current suppliers in order to increase influence
* Become an expert across a number of categories, of a generalist nature and support both immediate and strategic organisational development

Procurement Experience & Attributes required:

* Involvement of the end-to-end procurement process, it is advantageous to have experience across both directs and indirects but not essential
* A strong track record of successful negotiations
* Experience of procurement analysis, having the ability to analyse a number of different categories simultaneously
* Degree educated/Working towards CIPS is preferred but not essential
* Good level of attention to detail and strong time management skills
* The ability to work within a team or alone

If you are looking for an opportunity to work within a truly global organisation with great personal development opportunities then send your CV to or click "Apply" now.
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