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UK Buyer- Facilities

Location: GUILDFORD PARK, SURREY Salary: 30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: 3056258
Our client based in the outskirts of Guildford are a global leader in a field that touches multiple industries. They have UK head offices in Guildford and a number of other sites across the UK, Europe and the globe.

Following internal promotion, they have a vacancy for a UK Category Buyer for Indirects & Facilities.

This is an excellent organisation with an eye on continuous improvement. Would suit someone ambitious and enthusiastic, with a passion for progression and best in class procurement.


The role of Category Buyer is both tactical and strategic. You will be a pivotal part of the UK procurement team. This client offers impressive opportunity for personal growth and career development.

The strategic core of your role is identifying and delivering Category Management and other cost reduction/value enhancements from the supply base by working closely with Business Stakeholders,

The tactical activities of your role would be covering supplier performance, ad hoc sourcing requirements, commercial aspects of the purchase to pay process and generally supporting and driving the wider strategic plans

For further information, please contact me directly - lucy.lorusso@reedglobal.com

Key Duties:

Proactively identifying and delivering savings and added value
Assisting in the implementation and rollout of new contracts to the business
On-going management of these contracts and suppliers.
Enhancing the governance structures across the business
Supplier and vendor rationalisation projects
Share best practice within the procurement department
Identify improvement opportunities in Procurement processes and reporting.
Project manage assigned procurement projects
Establish contractual relationships with selected suppliers using standard


The ideal candidate would have the following competencies and experience;

Contract negotiation and drafting
Knowledge and experience of Category Management
Passionate about best practice
Analytical skills
Change management skills
Quality and safety focus
Computer literate with knowledge of SAP,
Innovative and Enthusiastic team player.
Relevant education, ideally CIPS or similar
Strong negotiation skills
Previous full cycle procurement experience
Strong computer skills- Reporting, analytical etc
Experience in influencing change successfully
Commercial experience would be beneficial

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