Associate Buyer

From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
01 Feb 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Pontoon’s Next Generation

Associate Buyer


Salary £25k- £30k plus 5% bonus & benefits

Initial 6-month contract to be extended to perm

Job Purpose

As an Associate Buyer you will be part of a team responsible for strategic procurement operations within the business area that you are aligned to. The role will assist Buyers/Senior Buyers and/or the Category Manager in delivery of Category Strategies identifying future commercial opportunities and direction.

Key Accountabilities

·Supports development and delivery of Category Strategy

·Supports broader team by running call off tenders against frameworks

·Effective forward planning by identifying future requirements

·Supports supplier relationship management and contract relationship management

·Supports implementation of procurement change initiatives

Qualifications Required

·Educated to degree standard, or equivalent.

·MCIPS, or desire to work towards MCIPS would be preferable

Knowledge, Experience & Technical Know How


·Good commercial acumen; at least 6 months experience in a commercial and/or procurement role would be preferable, or able to demonstrate an aspiration to embark on a Procurement career

·Excellent analytical and numeracy skills

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with peers and management

·Able to understand, manage and present complex data to support informed business decisions

·Able to work within multi-disciplinary teams

·Able to identify and implement process improvements

·Evidence of managing multiple items of work and consistently delivering outstanding results.

Desirable, but not essential experience

·Experience of running a competitive tender process

·A basic understanding of contract law, and the ability to make recommendations and amendments to existing contracts

·A basic understanding of contract management principles

·A basic understanding of EU and utility procurement directives

·Understanding of/exposure to the products and services of the category

Behavioural competencies

·Demonstrates innovation, drive and enthusiasm

·A results-oriented individual who thrives on challenging timelines

·Strong commercial acumen, not necessarily gained in a procurement environment, coupled with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships Business Skills

Apply now for a great career opportunity within a reputable company!

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