Senior Category Buyer

Harcourt Matthews Ltd
London, South East England
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Supporting an international portfolio of blue chip clients, this market-leading Business Services group has built an enviable reputation for excellence, service and delivering a broad range of business solutions to global customers. On-going development of key market sectors, services and client base, alongside profitable growth has seen the organisation develop a global reputation for excellence and service quality. A high-profile opportunity exists for a CIPS Part Qualified or Qualified individual to undertake a Senior Category Buyer role. Supporting Global Procurement Strategy, your brief includes:

•Delivering strategic & tactical sourcing across indirect categories for corporate business units
•Acting as a "go to expert" for an assigned segment in the global category
•Supporting development & execution of global category strategies
•Driving a full end to end sourcing process including market analysis, execution of tenders, negotiation, contracting & contract management activities on significant spend category areas
•Working with internal & external stakeholders ensuring Value for Money
•Supporting delivery of robust commercial & contractual terms to support expenditure control
•Delivering cost savings against agreed sourcing strategies
•Performance management of strategic suppliers by developing service level agreements & key performance indicators

As a CIPS part qualified or qualified individual, you will demonstrate significant purchasing and cost reduction delivery experience, evidence of sourcing and contract managing categories including HR, Marketing, Audit, Learning & Development, Facilities Management & IT and ideally exposure to Oracle or Purchase to Pay systems. The role demands a strong commercial focus, the gravitas to
influence key stakeholders and the ability to add value.

Harcourt Matthews is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Our divisions include Accounting & Finance; HR - Human Resources & Personnel; IT - Information Technology; Pfi/PPP & FM; Procurement & Purchasing; Project Management & PMO; Sales & Marketing.