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Category Buyer - 12 Month FTC

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Category Buyer - 12 Month FTC

ReferenceEMP394990_706620
RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorIT & Technology, Non-Grocery, Other, Retail, Service - Other, Services, Telecoms, Internet & Communications
Salary£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
BenefitsCIPS Sponsorship
Town/CityFleet
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted10 July 2017

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My client, a global organisation based in Fleet, are seeking a Buyer / Procurement Officer to join their purchasing function on a 12 Month FTC.

This role would be ideal for someone holding strong negotiation skills and looking to study towards CIPS.

The role of Category Buyer / Procurement Officer will be to assist the Procurement Manager with all operational managed services procurement buying activities and the associated sales order process within their supply chain, influencing stakeholders and delivering a range of objectives, operational processes and spend compliance.

My client, a dynamic, growing organisation, offer sponsorship for CIPS along with some additional company benefits. This role will require someone with strong negotiation skills and a proven ability to achieve cost savings within an indirect procurement role.

Location - Fleet

Role - Category Buyer - 12 Month FTC

Salary - Up to £30,000 + CIPS Sponsorship

Key responsibilities of the Category Buyer / Procurement Officer -

• Procure equipment and 3rd party UK support contracts to fulfil sales orders in accordance with established procedures and timescales to achieve customer SLA
• Work with both European and Global teams to ensure efficient and cost effective back out of UK business
• Negotiate / ensure best price and service to achieve maximum profit whilst monitoring spend compliance and exceptions with minimised risk
• Ensure support back offs occur with technology orders where applicable
• Ensure relevant information is added to the Purchase Order (service levels, asset data, locations etc.)
• Negotiate annual price for individual back off’s ensuring service levels & commercial risk are transferred to supplier when appropriate
• Generate and log savings
• Obtain Order & Contract confirmations from Vendors in timely manner, resolve queries and escalate issues
• Report / escalate supplier issues
• Accountable for managing Purchase Orders raised to delivery and receipting

Key skills / knowledge required for the position of Category Buyer / Procurement Officer -

• Willingness to study towards professional MCIPS qualification
• Strong negotiation skills
• Proven record of achieving cost savings
• Ideally previous experience in IT industry desirable
• Demonstrable savings contribution within the supply chain
• Sound academic record
• Good communication skills at varying levels
• Commercial awareness
• Demonstrable previous experience in fast-paced environment and achieving targets

If you feel you hold the necessary skills required for the position of Buyer / Procurement Officer, then please apply below.


To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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