Senior Category Buyer

Recruiter
Adecco
Location
Exeter, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2019
Closes
02 Aug 2019
Ref
1213523881
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The principal responsibility of the role is to lead on the South West Police Procurement Department (SWPPD) approach to managing and delivering successful regional procurement in identified key sub-categories, especially the complex / high value procurements which will involve the full engagement of key stakeholders (including operational and technical experts in each of the forces,) and building effective and productive relationships with specific suppliers, as well as leading a procurement team.

Key requirements:

Proven capability in business requirements/supply market analysis
Proven procurement ability, ideally in category management with a sound knowledge of Public Procurement Law
Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
Demonstrably capable of effective stakeholder and supplier management
Experience of working in a multi-organisational partnership
Financial / commercial awareness
Demonstrable literacy and numeracy skills
Proven planning and organising skills
IT skills
Ability to work under pressure delivering a complex and demanding workload
Ability to work within strict timescales and deadlines
Ability to deliver results using own initiative, with minimal direct hands-on supervisionAdecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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