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Senior Buyer - Indirect

Michael Page Procurement are pleased to be supporting services provider with the appointment of an Interim Senior Buyer for a period of 12 months. Working as part of an already well established team you will be responsible for the delivery of strategic sourcing to meet defined objectives.


As the successful candidate you will need to ensure that value for money is obtained from procurement events, with significant contributions towards achievement of business wide cost-reduction strategies.

This role will involve the development of contracting strategies, drafting Invitations to Tender and RFQ's, the negotiation and implementation of Contracts and Framework Agreements, and more widely offering procurement support and advice to all end-users within the business.

Ensuring all Procurement events are run in compliance with the EU Utilities Regulations and internal Procurement Policy.

An important aspect of this role will be the ability to build key stakeholder relationships, ensuring the requirements of the end-customer are met.

Key Accountabilities Include:

  • Delivering the annual Procurement Plan for Indirect Goods and Services category
  • Effective utilisation of the e-Sourcing system;
  • Managing Procurement events (RFx's) to deliver against an agreed Procurement Plan;
  • Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors;
  • Negotiating and agreeing contracts;
  • Develop and maintain an up to date knowledge of appropriate EU Procurement legislation, policies and procedures, ensuring their correct application in any Procurement Event;
  • Identifying potential suppliers who are looking to enter the market;
  • Liaising with key stakeholders, including internal customers, external suppliers.


The successful candidate will ideally have a strong procurement or commercial background gained in the Utility, Manufacturing or Construction industries and be able to start at short notice and commit for the duration of the assignment.

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Experienced (4 years +)
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