• Location

    City of London, London

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  • Salary:

    £25000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Goddard

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Category Buyer

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer or Senior Buyer to join this public sector organisation based in Central London who are looking for a category buyer who has experience in procurement processes, contract management and building relationships with key stakeholders and external suppliers The purpose of the category buyer is to assist the category manager and support them in strategic planning & analysis to deliver value for money and improve the quality and mange risks in the supply chain.

Main responsibilities of the Category Buyer

  • Support Category Managers with strategic planning, opportunity analysis to deliver value for money & improve quality
  • Advise and support stakeholders in procurement related matters
  • Where appropriate manage risks and value for money through effective negotiations and appropriate contractual relationships
  • Use procurement tools and frameworks
  • Lead on the management of internal procurement processes as well as supporting ongoing optimisation of new supplier on boarding, preferred supplier monitoring and reporting

Skills & Experience required of the Category Buyer

  • Demonstrate previous experience in a procurement or buyer role
  • Proven track record in providing excellent customer service
  • Influencing and negotiating skills
  • Good understanding of MS Office applications
  • Strong understanding of procurement systems

Salary up to £30,000

This role would be perfect for a buyer or senior buyer or sourcing specialist or procurement specialist or procurement officer or category manager or category buyer.