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CATEGORY SENIOR BUYER – Indirect Spend, Corporate & Professional Services

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Board And Senior, Purchasing, Procurement & Sourcing, Manufacturing & Engineering, Construction & Civils

C£60-80000 (Dependent on Experience) + Bonus + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits Package

Location: UK, Home Based, London, East Anglia, Midlands East, Midlands West, South (inc. Isle of Wight), South East (inc Home Counties), Thames Valley (M4 Corridor), Hybrid

CATEGORY SENIOR BUYER – Indirect Spend, Corporate & Professional Services

 

“Senior Buyer/ Category Specialist or Category Manager sought by global energy leader for its Engineering Agency Workers & Engineering Consultancy Workers Category”.

C£60-80000 (Dependent on Experience) + Bonus + Excellent Blue-Chip Benefits Package

Location:  London W12 (Hybrid)

This is a permanent opportunity for a highly experienced graduate calibre, CIPS qualified procurement professional to join a global multinational energy environment within its indirect spend area covering the Recruitment Solutions and specifically Engineering Agency Workers & Engineering Consultancy Workers Category.  Experience in similar recruitment solutions will be essential to success in this role.

Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation undertaking multiyear, £multimillion EPC projects.

The Senior Buyer/Category Specialist will operate as part of a large procurement category management team, and will work closely with national, European, and global divisions and business units.

The Role:

  • The delivery of agreed category plans through the execution of strategic sourcing projects to meet business partner requirements, maximizing value for our client.
  • Contributing to the development of category plans by creating and owning sub-category plans
  • Support the development of medium to long range category plans and be able to influence the development of value delivery plans through knowledge of local needs and local supply markets.
  • The implementation of strategic sourcing and supplier management activities to deliver in year value as well as using knowledge of local needs and supplier capabilities to contribute to the development of long-range category plans developed using standard company tools and communicated through the appropriate governance models.
  • Savings delivery is a critical component of the role and Senior Buyer will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of reporting and management of value outlooks in standard company reporting tools.
  • Collaborate with project specific stakeholders to ensure change management is efficient and effective to guarantee sustainable value delivery.
  • Change management is a key challenge in the role and Senior Buyers/Category Specialists must have expert influencing and negotiation skills alongside key technical competencies relating to procurement transactional planning, commercial contract management and supplier relationship management.
  • As Senior Buyer/Category Specialist you will provide the first line of supplier performance management activities to ensure sustainable and secure supply of goods and services to support ongoing safe and effective operation of facilities.
     

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Will be of graduate calibre /university degree educated, part or fully qualified CIPS, with previous multinational strategic commercial procurement, buying and sourcing experience.
  • Recruitment Solutions category management experience including agency workers and consultancy workers will be essential for this role.
  • Commercial procurement/tactical and strategic buying experience gained within a multinational matrix organisation.
  • Currently working as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Specialist or Category Manager for a large matrix organisation such as an EPC Engineering & Procurement Contractor, Construction and Civil Engineering or other large Infrastructure Projects leader.
  • Experienced in sourcing, negotiation, and management of £multimillion spend categories.
  • Experienced in developing strategic category plans.
  • A proven track record of working with senior stakeholders across multiple sites.
  • Self-starter, with lots of initiative, drive, and ambition to succeed.
  • Confidence and capability Must be able to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and sourcing managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results – performance focussed.
  • Strong integrity ensuring procurement operates to high standards and is fully trusted by its internal and external stakeholders.
  • Naturally analytical and inquisitive.
  • Experience of SAP/SAP Ariba procurement systems essential.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail to derive accurate and insightful recommendations.
     

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a business that really values its people.

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To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 1920117 

 

 

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