IRIS- Networx Services
Buyer (Purchasing / Procurement)
Up to £37,000 per annum
Midlands / East of England with travel across our geography as required – Hybrid
Permanent, Full Time
Are you an experienced procurement or purchasing professional looking for a new challenge?
Due to external progression, our client’s Procurement team are seeking a Buyer to join the team. This is a great opportunity to join them at a time of change supporting with the integration of new suppliers into the Group. Starting from 1st April, in this role you will be supporting the Procurement & Category Manager to deliver a pipeline of sourcing projects, including:
Co-ordinating and managing a range of assigned sourcing projects up to the procurement threshold
Supporting internal stakeholders on the procurement journey from establishing the requirement and procurement strategy, to tendering, contract award and implementing contract management
Delivering savings, added value and social value
The role will be a hybrid position, contracted to 36.25 hours per week. To them, this means home-working with an expectation of some presence in their Boston office on a weekly basis or any other office as required (we are open to discussion around how this is built into working weeks). A large portion of their Procurement Team are based in their Boston office, with colleagues dotted around their geography too.
As a Buyer, you will help the business to identify a need/requirement through to competing the requirement, putting a contract in place and advising the business on the appropriate contract management strategy. Typically, these will be wide-ranging sourcing events or contracts that deliver goods and services to the Group.
To be successful in this role you you’ll have prior experience in a Buying / Purchasing environment, ideally with a knowledge of procurement regulations and PCR 2015. However, if you’re taking your first step into world of Procurement and have transferrable skills around e-sourcing systems with an ability to interpret, analyse and present data alongside building great relationships, this might be the role for you.
If you believe your CV demonstrates the sourcing experience they are looking for please apply today.
What you receive from them
28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Life Cover (as part of pension scheme membership)
Health Care Cash Plan
Free Eye Tests
Investment in your personal development through our extensive learning and development opportunities.
Family friendly, carers leave plus other paid leave
Employee Assistance programme
Free flu vaccinations
Carers Networking Group – a platform to support Unpaid Carers
How to apply
Please click apply now to submit your CV today. In the event of high applicant volumes they reserve the right to close this advert and CV submission window early.
They do not require recruitment agency support at this time – all speculative CV’s will be treated as a direct application.
The important things – They can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to live and work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview. If you are the successful candidate, original proof must then be provided before your first day.
Naturally working with their customers, they need to complete pre-employment checks before you join them. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer). They also need you to tell them what you have been up to over the past 5 years as a minimum in terms of employment history. This could include carer duties, travel, seeking work, education, employment, training, or volunteering.
As an equal opportunities’ employer, they are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and do not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.
They pride themselves on looking after their colleagues and as part of their commitment they are an Employer for Carers and would welcome your application if you have additional unpaid caring responsibilities.
They aspire to have a greater diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Group.