• Location

    Guildford, Surrey

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  • Salary:

    Up to £37890.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Goddard

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Category Buyer

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Category Buyer to join this public sector organisation based in Guildford. The successful candidate will focus on FM categories including construction, maintenance, capital, and estates across the business. You will ensure that the procurement support is aligned to the structure and culture of the organisation. You will require to build relationships with stakeholders proactively to identify areas where Procurement can add measurable value.

Main responsibilities of the Category Buyer

  • Be responsible for multiple categories across the organisation
  • Engage with key internal stakeholders to ensure collaborative delivery of business benefits
  • Leading supplier engagement and sourcing activities end to end from definition of business requirements, sourcing, tender analysis and negotiation and ongoing supplier performance and life cycle management.
  • Managing supplier negotiations and ensuring value for money deals are obtained
  • Ensuring that all policies are strictly followed throughout the procurement process and that all procurement is carried out in an ethical and EU compliant manner

Skills & Experience required of the Category Buyer

  • Degree or equivalent CIPS qualification
  • Stakeholder engagement experience
  • Demonstrate experience at delivering savings to an organisation through effective category management
  • Experience in FM, construction, capital, and maintenance
  • Must have in depth OJEU legislation expertise
  • Experience leading the full cradle to grave procurement process
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously.
  • Ability to analyse contracts and manage contracts at all levels

Salary up to £38,000

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