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Job Title

Senior Category Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Benefitsexcellent benefits
Town/CityKingston Upon Hull
LocationsHumberside & East Yorks, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 September 2017

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The Senior Category Buyer will be responsible for the sourcing and strategic management of contracts, along with managing the full OJEU tender process.

Client Details

A forward thinking public organisation, within the Higher Education sector.


  • Develop and implement a strategic sourcing approach for the category

  • Manage staff within the category structure

  • Undertake the negotiation and management of strategic contracts, both capital and revenue.

  • Maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of the Procurement Service activities.

  • Facilitate value for money procurement

  • Work in partnership with partners of the organisation to deliver effective sourcing solutions which meet all cost, quality and performance requirements.

  • Deliver improvements to the business in terms of Total Cost of Ownership, identifying and driving cost reductions and savings, improvements to service delivery and quality.

  • Provide proactive management of key stakeholders to ensure that the procurement strategy is closely aligned to objectives, key operational requirements and priorities.

  • Undertake category and supplier industry benchmarking.

  • Execute sourcing plans in line with the agreed strategy to identify and select the right suppliers.

  • Provide proactive, responsive procurement advice and services, particularly in relation to tendering, negotiation procedures and whole life cost principles, where appropriate.

  • Undertake strategic supplier relationship management for all contracts within category areas.

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and procurement policies and procedures.

  • Experience leading procurement categories in implementation of sourcing strategies across a variety of spend areas
  • Experience of managing all aspects of high value category management, and delivery of quantifiable procurement efficiencies
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate, construct and manage diverse and complex procurement contracts of significant value
  • Proven strategic contract management for high risk contracts, with the ability to demonstrate contract practice & procedures.
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary team, working with & influencing key stakeholders of all levels.
  • A proven track record of the whole life cycle procurement, contract & relationship management.
  • Senior stakeholder management experience
  • Strong interpersonal & relationship building skills.
  • Analytical skills covering written, graphic, numerical & statistical information including risk assessment.
  • You will be ideally MCIPS qualified and educated to degree level.
  • Experience working within the professional services category

Job Offer

The successful candidate will receive a competitive basic salary of up to £45,000 plus an excellent benefits package.

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