The Longhurst Group
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, the Procurement team at Longhurst Group are seeking a Buyer to join the team. This is a great opportunity to join Longhurst Group 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 us, this means home-working with an expectation of some presence in our 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 our Procurement Team are based in our Boston office, with colleagues dotted around our 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 we are looking for please apply today.
What you receive from us
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 we reserve the right to close this advert and CV submission window early.
We do not require recruitment agency support at this time – all speculative CV s will be treated as a direct application.
The important things – We 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 our customers, we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer). We also need you to tell us 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, Longhurst Group is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does 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.
We pride ourselves on looking after our colleagues and as part of our commitment we are an Employer for Carers and would welcome your application if you have additional unpaid caring responsibilities.
We aspire to have a greater diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Longhurst Group.