Senior Category Buyer - Soft FM

1st Executive
North London
GBP60000 - GBP65000 per annum + Flex allowance (5k), extensive benefits
02 Mar 2018
01 Apr 2018
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
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Full Time

Senior Buyer- Soft FM

Our client is a Major Global organisation, who are seeking a new team member to join the organisation with specialist purchasing skills within Soft FM, including - Waste Management, Catering, Cleaning Services and Pest Control


  • You will manage, develop and implement procurement strategy for FM areas
  • Lead sourcing for both technical and quality performance
  • Manage outsourcing for some FM services
  • Take responsibility for spend, ensuring targeted savings achieved
  • Design and implement category strategies which significantly improve the commercial performance at regional level whilst maintaining compliance to company policy and standards and mitigating all risk.
  • Engage with buying teams in active collaboration for developing categories globally
  • Build a strong network within the Supply Management both at a regional and local level
  • Work with key stakeholders within FM
  • Design and implement adequate strategies to achieve high performance meanwhile ensuring continuity and risk mitigation
  • Ensure the relevant due diligence and buying process is adopted across all categories within remit.

Person skills:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent
  • CIPS qualification would be advantageous
  • Experience of buying in Soft FM services as above along with outsourcing experience
  • Skills in Stakeholder management, Relationship management, Organisation and negotiation
  • Strong supplier management skills
  • Essential skills in international purchasing

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