Senior IT Buyer | Insurance Brand | Surrey, UK

Procurement Heads is partnering with a leading financial services and insurance brand, with locations across the UK and a Procurement presence in Surrey. We are working to recruit an IT Senior Buyer on a 12 months FTC basis.

We are looking to speak to Senior Buyers with IT category experience, specifically within IT software and software licencing. 

  • Support Senior IT Procurement Manager and IT stakeholders to deliver on allocated procurement activities and projects
  • Work to develop effective relationships with stakeholders to ensure the right supplier base is in place that delivers the right quality, value & required due diligence
  • Supports in all sourcing and supplier management activities, operating end-to-end
  • Conduct market analysis, negotiation and contracting activities with suppliers
  • Managing risk through robust due diligence practices in alignment with existing guidance and processes

We will shortlist candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Previous experience in working in IT procurement categories, ideally software and software licencing
  • Previous experience working within financial services and insurances, or similar corporate environments
  • Proven track record of identifying and delivering cost savings and other added value
  • Excellent stakeholder management, with senior level exposure
  • Knowledge of Contract Law and ability to work alongside our in-house legal team for contract negotiations
  • Ability to work practically and with agility in a changing environment
  • Strong negotiation skills and supplier management skills
  • MCIPS – qualified or working towards qualification, preferred but not essential

Benefits for the roles will include:

  • Competitive salary c.£40-50,000 per annum
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Long term flexible working
  • Market leading pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits including range of discounts
  • Bespoke training and development plans

To discuss the IT Senior Buyer role in more depth please contact Sophie Cook at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7387103143. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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