Gleeson Recruitment Group
£33k - 37k per year + Excellent Benefits
15 Jun 2017
14 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
One of the UK's most secure, valuable and successful businesses is looking to strengthen its substantial procurement function with the hire of an ambitious procurement professional into the role of Buyer.

The successful Buyer will be joining an industry leading business whose operations impact the lives of millions people each and every day and they ultimately put people, be it their customers or employees, at the heart of everything they do. This organisation offers an excellent working environment with modern, state of the art facilities, including a free on-site gym, on-site dentist, various cafés and multiple wellness stations. This organisation believes in, and promotes, the development and progression of its people, and Buyers are expected to be ready for promotion within 12-18 months of joining, offering genuine long term career opportunities. They also offer the opportunity to move between categories to widen your exposure and keep things fresh and interesting.

As Buyer, you will run a range of strategic sourcing events associated with capital projects engaging cross functionally with key business stakeholders to build strong working relationships. You will be involved in construction buying and running formal tenders in a role that is amongst a high energy, high performing team. You will be working on a number of different projects and no 2 days will be the same.

To be considered for the role of Buyer you will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Proven strategic sourcing / procurement experience - a background construction buying or project buying is preferable

Experience of working within a large, complex, high pressure corporate business is desirable

Experience of working in a high performing team

Ability to define and build a full category strategy

Demonstrable experience of delivering cost savings, efficiency improvements and added value, as well as establishing best in class commercial arrangements

Excellent stakeholder engagement and influencing skills

Recent experience of running full tender processes

An ambitious attitude with the ability to prioritise and remain calm under pressure

Strong experience of using analytical tools and techniques

Exposure to OJEU / regulated environments would be advantageous but is not essential

MCIPS qualified / working toward / willing to work towards

The drive, ambition and capacity to be ready for promotion within 12-18 months

In return, the successful Buyer will receive a highly competitive remuneration package that includes:

Base salary of circa £33-37K

Bonus scheme

Doubled pension contributions

25 days holiday + bank holidays

Share save scheme

Access to flexible benefits including healthcare, cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car

Study support