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Indirect Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorService - Other, Services
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Town/CityMilton Keynes
LocationsBuckinghamshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 October 2018

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Exciting opportunity for an experienced Indirect Buyer to join a globally recognisable firm; working across the business at all levels, responsible for delivery of sub-category spend.

Client Details

Globally recognisable organisation, market leaders in their field.


  • Provide commercial guidance and evidence its delivery through category strategies and third party suppliers delivered value.

  • Actively engage and shape involvement in the review, the refinement, development of the policies and procedures

  • Provide relevant training and support to functions in respect of procurement process and policy.

  • Proactive working across the business to deliver an effective advisory approach ensuring requirements are met whilst not compromising on business objectives and Purchasing compliance

  • Conduct spend analysis to identify saving and compliance opportunities and follow through on their delivery

  • Develop sub-category strategies and secure business approval and deliver sub-category targets.

  • Responsible for delivering timely tender and Procurement approval activities

  • Ensure supplier contracts have appropriate and stretching Service Levels and/or Key Performance Indicators focused on the delivery of class leading performance and value for money.

  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers regarding prices and commercial terms and conditions in line with the business procurement policy and process.

  • Ensure all suppliers are selected, approved and contracted in accordance with the business purchasing policies and procedures and manage contract cost control


  • Demonstrable experience in a purchasing role including management of suppliers

  • Experience of working in a dynamic & fast paced environment

  • Experience in end to end Procurement process with demonstrable strong negotiation results

  • Experience of category management

  • Strong Negotiator

  • Strong numeracy skills

  • Articulate communicator and presenter

  • Good listening skills

  • Ability to influence and build productive relationships

Job Offer

£45 + extremely competitive benefits package

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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