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Operational buyer - North west

Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum

Location: Manchester

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 10/03/2020

Job Ref: 123103942

Operational Buyer – Procurement – FM Services

Salary: c. £35,000 plus a car allowance and benefits

Location: Mobile role covering North West regions (Office based in Manchester)

Are you an experienced Buyer who both thrives in a busy environment and has experience working with indirect procurement?

This role offers you the opportunity to manage your own work diary and join a successful and established company within the Facilities Management sector.


To support the business with all procurement activities 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.

• 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


• 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

• CIPS qualified (Preferred)

• Valid full drivers licence

If this role is of interest please don't hesitate to email your interest across to or apply following this link

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