Senior Category Buyer - Soft FM

Recruiter
1st Executive
Location
North London
Salary
GBP60000 - GBP65000 per annum + Flex allowance (5k), extensive benefits
Posted
19 Apr 2018
Closes
19 May 2018
Ref
J11351
Contact
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Procurement
Job Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 - Security, Waste Management, Catering, Cleaning Services and Pest Control

Duties:

  • 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
  • Global sourcing experience is required

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