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Category Buyer - Farnborough

  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 23/09/2016
  • Job reference: J355789A
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Category Buyer - Farnborough

Up to £40,000 + Benefits


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Category Buyer to work for a leading defence organisation based in Farnborough. This large multinational organisation are recruiting for their professional services procurement team, as part of a large transformation programme.

As a Category Buyer your main responsibilities will be:

  • Execution of sourcing plans in relation to corporate and professional services
  • Sourcing strategies, stakeholder mapping and engagement
  • Bid solicitation and contract negotiation
  • Ownership of key supplier relationships through SRM
  • Advise on best practice as well as suggesting sourcing solutions

To be considered for this Category Buyer position you will have the following experience/skills:

  • Strong background as a Buyer within a large organisation
  • A self starter with an excellent attitude towards customer service
  • A procurement background in corporate/professional services i.e. HR, marketing, tax, finance
  • Good stakeholder management experience as well as the ability to effectively negotiate contracts and T&Cs
  • Excellent communication skills

You should be an experienced sourcing professional, commercially astute and able to work well in a dynamic and fast moving environment.

This is a great opportunity to become part of a very large company that operate on many levels and in many locations throughout the UK and globally. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to progress their career within procurement and excelling their professional development.

What's on offer?

Salary: Up to £40,000 + benefits

Location: Farnborough


If you're ready to apply, fantastic! Click "apply" and if your CV is shortlisted I will call for an initial chat/screening in confidence within the next week.