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Operational buyer - North west

Salary: Competitive

Location: Manchester

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 06/11/2019

Job Ref: 123103942

Operational Buyer – Procurement- FM Services 

Salary: Competitive (depending on experience) 

Location: Manchester

Are you an experienced Buyer who both thrives in a busy environment and has experience working with indirect procurement? If so, the below opportunity may be of interest … 
This role offers you the opportunity to join a national company within the Facilities Management sector and work alongside a team of like minded professionals, giving you excellent development opportunities. They also offer a competitive salary plus benefits including a car allowance & private healthcare. 
To support the business with all procurement activities both operationally & strategically, while providing a sustainable, cost effective procurement service to the operational business units. The post-holder will also support the current Senior Operational Buyer in achieving business objectives. 

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY YOU MUST HAVE INDIRECT PROCUREMENT EXPERIENCE – If you do not demonstrate this on your CV, your application will not be suitable. 


• Proactively manage and build appropriate operational relationships with external suppliers and internal stakeholders
• Challenge costs and ensure value for money on all contract spend. Proactively drive cost reduction through effective negotiation and supplier selection. Ensure cost negotiation and savings are logged 
• Review all new supplier requests and carry out credit and suitability checks
• Influence and support the transition & implementation from non-preferred to preferred suppliers, where possible
• Carry out preferred supplier operational reviews and minimise contractual risk by the use of appropriate contract terms, conditions and preferred supplier agreements
• First point of escalation for supplier issues
• To support the contract teams with the introduction of new contracts, to ensure the provision of a first class service to the customer


• Experience of indirect procurement within outsourcing of soft and hard services (Preferably within Facilities Management)
• Commercial mindset 
• Strong internal and external stakeholder / supplier management skills 
• Desirable – previous experience in delivering and developing sustainable procurement objectives 
• Excellent communication skills with strong written, presentation and influencing skills 
• Team player and coordinator
• CIPS qualified (Preferred)
• Valid full drivers licence 

If you feel you fit the above criteria please apply today via this website. Alternatively for more information on this role, please contact Jack Hawker at Procurement People on 0121 272 8260, quoting reference number: 123103942


Jack Hawker


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