Strategic Buyer, CIPS Sponsorship - London

Ref No. EMP460945
Salary £45,000 - £50,000/annum
Benefits excellent benefits inc. CIPS sponsorship
Location London, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Now Interviewing


We are seeking an experienced Purchasing professional with a stable background to join this public sector procurement team in London


Knowledge of Public Sector procurement processes. You'll also already be working towards MCIPS accreditation.

The Job

This is a chance for an ambitious procurement professional to join an expanding team at an incredibly exciting point in their journey.

The organisation is in a very exciting place with some big projects on the horizon. The procurement team is expanding to move from being a smaller more generalist function to embedding a category managed approach and focusing more pointedly and strategically on delivering value for money through high quality supplier arrangements.

The role:

  • To support the Procurement Manager on a variety of procurement projects, developing clear and detailed sourcing plans within your assigned categories.
  • Draft, negotiate and agree clear, concise, and complete contractual documentation with good understanding of contract law and ability to access specialist legal advice.
  • Inform and support the development of category strategies through extensive internal and external research and analysis to support the wider business strategy.
  • Ensure market developments and innovation are monitored and considered to continually align and update sourcing and category strategies, identifying opportunities which can create a competitive advantage for the business.
  • Work with cross functional project teams to deliver projects on time and with the best outcome for the organisation.
  • Establish an effective network and influence senior stakeholders up to Senior Manager level, to support Procurement objectives and decision making.
  • Develop and maintain the on-going communication activity to deliver excellent engagement with internal audiences (staff, clients and stakeholders) and external audiences (suppliers, media and other 3rd parties).
  • Maintain full compliance to all contract governance activities within agreed processes and timescales, ensuring all appropriate parties are consulted and informed.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A customer focused purchasing specialist who is able to demonstrate credible, trusted stakeholder engagement at all levels.
  • Analytical thinker with proven ability to navigate and interpret multiple data sources to inform commercial, legal / contracting and supply decisions.
  • Strong, professional and refined negotiation skills coupled with sound commercial acumen and understanding of complex business issues.
  • An excellent project manager committed to providing high levels of service.
  • Ability to spot opportunities from an existing client base.

You will have relevant experience as an indirect Buyer or Senior Buyer (or equivalent) with procurement experience and a practical knowledge of the end-to-end tendering process covering any of the following category areas of spend:

Facilities Management, Estates, Professional Services, HR, Staffing & Consultancy, Pathology, Patient Services.

To be considered for this position, you will already have substantial strategic procurement experience and a working knowledge of the public sector within a fast-paced procurement environment. You will also have started your CIPS journey and be looking to continue this through to achieving full MCIPS accreditation.

Please apply now for more information including a detailed job description and package details.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.


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