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Professional Services Procurement Manager - £45k

Professional Services Procurement Manager - £45k

  • Location

    Guildford, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, pension, flexible benefits

  • Contact:

    Jack Williams

  • Contact email:

    jack.williams@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    45000

  • Salary low:

    40000

  • Job ref:

    J13487_1570791928

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-11-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Are you an ambitious Procurement professional looking to fast-track your career? Our client, a leading UK 'Blue-Chip' based in Guildford, is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer within their central Procurement function. Working within the Professional Services, Consultancy and Legal categories, you will work closely with a team of 6 and lead on certain projects, this is a fantastic development role for an individual with procurement experience, and with a desire to fast-track their career in a Procurement function undergoing significant transformation and up-skilling.

Role:
The jobholder will support a team of Procurement Managers, and will assist with the procurement of Professional Services and Consultancy services on a group wide basis. With a large pipeline of imminent projects this is a fantastic opportunity to develop a range of Procurement skills including spend analysis, market research, supplier identification, contract negotiation, as well as post-contract supplier performance and contractual adherence. The jobholder will be expected to support the full lifecycle sourcing process providing value analytical expertise across the RFX process. In turn, it is expected that the jobholder support the supplier relationship management of business critical vendors.

Experience:
This is an excellent opportunity to enter the procurement function of a prestigious 'Blue-Chip' organisation. Ideally you will have a desire to undertake the CIPS qualification, and to pursue Procurement as a career.

  • Demonstrates some experience of operating in a Buyer or Senior Buyer capacity
  • Ideal candidates will come with Professional Services, Consultancy and/or Legal sourcing experience
  • Experience of using e-sourcing tools
  • Analytical and logical nature, highly numerate with demonstrable experience of using Excel
  • Confident communicator with an engaging personality
  • Ideally Degree qualified