Category Buyer - £30K

Recruiter
1st Executive
Location
Manchester
Salary
GBP25 - GBP30 per annum + Package
Posted
05 Apr 2018
Closes
05 May 2018
Ref
GF10972
Contact
Greg Franzel
Specialist Area
Buying
Job Level
Buyer
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you an ambitious individual looking to fast-track your a career in Procurement? Our client, a leading UK 'Blue-Chip', is looking to recruit a Snr Buyer within their Central Procurement function. This is a fantastic development role for an individual with procurement or supply chain experience, and with a desire to fast-track their career in a Procurement function undergoing significant transformation and up-skilling.

Role:
The jobholder will support a team of Procurement Managers, and will assist with the procurement of Indirect & Direct Goods & Services on a group wide basis. With a large pipeline of imminent projects this is a fantastic opportunity to develop a range of Procurement skills including spend analysis, market research, supplier identification, contract negotiation, as well as post-contract supplier performance and contractual adherence. The jobholder will be expected to support the full lifecycle sourcing process providing value analytical expertise across the RFX process. In turn, it is expected that the jobholder support the supplier relationship management of business critical vendors.

Furthermore, the jobholder will use Excel and Power Point to create MI and reporting packs for presentation to key stakeholders. The jobholder will also be required to manage the e-sourcing tool kit to host online supplier negotiations.

Experience:
This is an excellent opportunity to enter the procurement function of a prestigious 'Blue-Chip' organisation. Ideally you will have a desire to undertake the CIPS qualification, and to pursue procurement as a career.

  • Demonstrates some experience of operating in a Buyer or Senior Buyer capacity for indirect and direct goods and services
  • Experience in sourcing Automated Systems
  • Experience of using e-sourcing tools (SAP)
  • Analytical and logical nature, highly numerate with demonstrable experience of using Excel
  • Confident communicator with an engaging personality
  • Ideally Degree qualified

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