Role details

Indirects Category Buyer

West Midlands   •   £30,000 - £35,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Indirect Category Buyer
  • Business Services

About Our Client

Our client is a successful Utilities organisation based in the West Midlands who are looking to expand their team and grow their procurement function.

Job Description

The Indirects Category Buyer for this Business Services organisation based in the West Midlands will be responsible for:

  • Identifying significant opportunities to reduce costs, reduce operational and commercial risks and increase value
  • Managing compliance with agreed group policies, legal requirements, and by engendering professional ethics.
  • Delivering savings and efficiency targets
  • With support of the Category Manager, ensure appropriate vendor management is structured, to consistently improve defined performance criteria, in conjunction with business stakeholders.
  • Monitor minor supplier spend, in order to identify where a category approach would add value
  • Under the guidance of the Category Manager, to manage all aspects of procurement within remit with due skill, care and diligence including effective controls, risk management and mitigation.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Category Buyer for this Utilities organisation based in the West Midlands would demonstrate the following core competencies:

- Familiar with procurement tenders
- Knowledge of categories such as IT or Telecommunications beneficial
- Have strong negotiating skills and commercial acumen
- Ability to gain strong stakeholder relationships internally and externally
- CIPS or equivalent professional qualification
- Proven Indirect Procurement exposure
- Strong track record of year on year cost savings
- Outstanding record of supplier relationship management and process improvement

What's on Offer

Available to candidates is £30,000 - £35,000 + Benefits

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