Beaumont Select

Senior Buyer

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Competitive remuneration package including bonus, pension + private health
29 May 2019
29 Jun 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join a newly formed Procurement function in an interesting and varied organisation…  

The purpose of the Senior Buyer role (Group Procurement) is to develop and implement best practice category management across assigned categories of spend with the aim of maximising cost savings to the business whilst delivering best value and performance from the supply chain.  

This role will ensure cost effective and efficient sourcing and procurement of materials and services across its assigned categories, by exploiting group purchasing power and employing leading procurement practices.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement category strategies, sourcing and contract management projects, and supplier relationship management that support business performance and cost reduction targets

  • Lead strategic sourcing projects aligned to category strategies to put in place best value Group contracts

  • Identify opportunities to increase compliance of regional and functional teams using Group contracts

  • Effectively implement a defined and agreed work plan

  • Review and update contracts, including service level agreements and key performance indicators

  • Monitor and evaluate supplier performance covered by category strategies

  • Ensure category strategies deliver high levels of transactional efficiency and support P2P targets

  • Develop and implement the contract management process to realise maximum benefit from the category activity with reviews of business usage and contract compliance, and provide insight through the analysis of spend, contract metrics, supply markets and savings

  • Provide specialist advice and guidance on leading procurement practice to internal business partners

  • Lead the business in identification, assessment and management of potential risks associated with differing sourcing and contract management strategies for assigned categories of spend

  • Ensure all category spend complies with the Group Procurement policy


Required skills, experiences, qualifications and competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience of delivering procurement projects including; business engagement, procurement strategy, strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, contract performance management and supplier relationship management, across a range of spend categories

  • Highly commercial, analytical and innovative in their thinking

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and relational abilities

  • Relevant professional qualification and professional body membership ideally CIPS or RICS

  • Strong drive for continuous improvement, self-starter who can work independently – never satisfied with the status quo

  • Excellent IT skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel


  Ideal experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of procurement under the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 or Public Contract Regulations 2015

  • An understanding of Project management and Asset management principles and process

  • Experience of managing various forms of contract

  • Experience of sourcing systems and purchase to pay modules in an Enterprise Resource Planning system, ideally SAP

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