Senior Buyer (Indirects) | Global Media Brand | London

A global media company with a strong track record of making a positive difference in the world is recruiting a Senior Buyer to support across all areas of a £700m global indirect spend.

Reporting to the Head of Indirect Procurement, the Senior Buyer (Indirects) will be responsible for supporting the Category Leads with sourcing, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management and helping to establish guided buying channels enabling users to quickly and efficiently order from preferred suppliers.

As Senior Buyer (Indirects) your key responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting the Category Leads to deliver agreed targets
  • Conducting tactical and strategic sourcing projects (including vendor screening) via approved channels and facilitating storage of associated contracts as per agreed processes
  • Executing category plans, preferred supplier lists, sourcing strategies, managing risk, driving innovation and managing key suppliers on behalf of the Category Leads
  • Partnering and developing effective relationships with stakeholders – translating business priorities into sourcing initiatives that deliver agreed outcomes
  • Utilising spend analytics to prioritise initiatives and proactively recommend solutions for maximising value
  • Supporting with the development and implementation of category strategies and sourcing processes across all business units to ensure lowest cost of ownership
  • Delivering measurable savings against agreed targets
  • Working in collaboration with the extended team to drive function-wide objectives
  • In conjunction with legal, ensuring sourcing contracts protect the company’s interests and driving robust risk strategies while promoting sustainability and diversity
  • Establishing and utilising network to keep abreast of industry best practice and driving innovation

Skills and experience:

  • 3+ years’ procurement experience, ideally within a blue-chip
  • Strong understanding of the sourcing process
  • Articulate with strong communication, and people skills
  • Experience of both virtual and physical global teams
  • Ability to lead by influence rather than authority when necessary
  • Strong problem solving and change management ability
  • Evidence of managing supplier relationships and negotiating complex third-party agreements
  • Natural ability to interact positively with all internal stakeholders across cultures, countries, and professional disciplines
  • Able to maintain impartiality and drive business outcomes

Benefits of the Senior Buyer (Indirects) role include:

  • £35-45,000
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • 25 days holiday

How to apply:

To discuss the Senior Buyer (Indirects) role in more depth please contact James Dobbin at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call 07785 622635. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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