Buyer/Procurement Specialist (Generalist)

One of the UK's top 25 companies to work for is hiring a Buyer/Procurement Specialist.

Recognised as one of the UK’s top companies to work for, this healthcare brand is looking for a Buyer to join its London team.

The role would see you work on a variety of hospital infrastructure projects, procuring services and products for refurbishments and new properties. This might include sourcing floors and doors or mechanical and electrical services.

With a total spend of around £400m across the established procurement function, this role would see you report into the Indirects Category Manager.

This role will suit someone with around 2+ years of procurement experience who’s comfortable running end-to-end processes independently.

Personality will also be a big factor: if you’re keen and hungry to learn with a great attitude, this is the role for you. 

The company was recognised for their outstanding employee support of health and wellbeing during the pandemic and provides a 24/7 hub for all staff to help them live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

The procurement team is a stable one, with a family culture. They like to promote internally: all but one of the Category Managers in the team have come through Buyer roles like this one.

They’re currently operating a hybrid model of working, with 1-2 days a week in their London office.

Key responsibilities of the Buyer role:

  • Developing sourcing strategies for all relevant spend categories focusing on infrastructure related spend. Supporting the Projects team in building vendor lists and specifications for infrastructure
  • Reactively supporting stakeholders to resolve issues in the BAU operation of services
  • Undertaking detailed spend analysis considering various spend types and timeframes to determine the overall commercial value
  • Planning and project managing the on-time in full delivery of savings projects working collaboratively with key stakeholders
  • Executing the end-to-end tendering process, including drafting tender requirements and specifications and commercial negotiations
  • Supplier contract management (operational and commercial, ensuring billing is correct and suppliers are complying with KPIs)
  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with suppliers and stakeholders
  • Commitment to ensuring quality services are delivered to both internal and external stakeholders through continuous improvement activities

Key requirements of the Buyer role:

  • Proactive and enthusiastic personality
  • Understanding of and interest in procurement as a function
  • Analytical approach with an attention to detail
  • Aptitude and interest in organisation and management of work and information
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Previous buyer or procurement support experience, preferably within the procurement of services
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Strong numerical skills (including data analysis and modelling)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (including presentations and reports)

Benefits of the Buyer role:

  • £35-40,000 salary
  • Full CIPS sponsorship
  • 24/7 wellbeing support
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days holiday