Buyer - Professional Services

London Permanent £40,000 - £52,000
  • Exciting opportunity to be a part of a high achieving Procurement team
  • Excellent growth and progression opportunities

About Our Client

One of the largest producers of food products and ingredients across the globe. An FMCG with their strategic hub based in London.

Job Description

  • End to end sourcing activity within the Professional Services category in areas including both consultancy, finance, hr, audit, insurance and a variety of other subcategory areas.
  • Developing and implementing category strategy and influencing stakeholder relationships to a senior level, acting as a trusted business advisor
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Commercially managing and delivering BAU activity such as supplier and contract reviews/renewals
  • Achieving savings, cost avoidance and other benefits to the business in line with wider business goals
  • Establish category management across the key area's of spend
  • Identify best practices and share across the group
  • Build strong relations with strategic suppliers
  • Identify procurement opportunities in Professional services category

The Successful Applicant

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • A good understanding and experience within indirect procurement categories (professional services category experience would be useful e.g. consultancy, finance, hr, legal, travel, IT professional services, treasury)
  • A keen ability to develop and influence stakeholders to a senior level
  • Organised and an ability to manage a variety of projects at once
  • Someone who understands that it isn't just about savings - addressing and mitigating risk too
  • Experience of process improvement and implementing systems would be useful
  • A strong track record of delivery and achievements in indirects- e.g. savings, cost avoidance, risk mitigation

What's on Offer

  • Strong autonomy to deliver projects end to end but also a support network there when you need it to help development. You will work closely with the Global Category Lead
  • An opportunity to work for a big global brand
  • Strong flexible working
  • Competitive salary and package
Daniel Barnes
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Daniel Barnes
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