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Category Buyer - Business Services

Location: READING, BERKSHIRE Salary: 14.00 - 16.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: 3088789
Interim Requirement - Category Buyer- Professional Services

Based in outskirts of Reading

Our client has an impressive centralised procurement team which utilises category management methodologies to support the procurement activity across this varied organisation.

We are looking for a temporary Category Buyer to join this warm and fun team of Category Managers and assist them in their procurement duties.


-The interim Category Buyer is responsible for supporting purchasing activity, duties to include the following:

-Assisting the Professional Services Category Manager, in the provision of information relating to regarding market intelligence and spend analysis.

-Providing support to the other Category Managers in developing Category strategies

-Supporting purchasing projects for the organisation. Including: tendering, mini-competitions, quotations, completing post competition analysis and assisting in selection.

-Ensure compliance of processes for engagement of sole traders and Personal Services Companies

Main duties and responsibilities

Assist in the development and implementation of Category Strategies
Lead on the production of Contracts for Services
Research category areas to help support the Category Management team.
Review and report on Contract terms and conditions including liaison with Legal team to ensure exposure to risk is minimised.
Ensure that Procurement Policies and Procedures are adhered to.

Required Skills:

Advanced data analysis skills.
Ability to manage and prioritise a number of projects
Ability to communicate to key stakeholders.
Skilled in the application of contemporary procurement approaches
Understanding of the supplier base.
Of additional benefit would be to already hold experience in procurement within professional services or business service categories

If you are available to commence this interim role in the next 2 weeks, please email me directly to discuss further: Lucy.LoRusso@reedglobal.com



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