The Salvation Army is looking to hire two Procurement Category Buyer to join their procurement team in London on a permanent basis.
The position holder will be involved in building on the General Indirect and Property Category plan and the opening of the organisation’s new headquarters building in Summer this year.
- Sourcing a range of equipment, goods and services and managing a variety of vendors by performing strategic procurement activities across your defined portfolio of sub-categories of spend.
- Maintaining up-to-date market expertise in order to work closely with key stakeholders to develop and execute category plans that achieve our objectives, including best value, whilst managing procurement risk.
- Contribution to our mission and vision through a focus on value for money for every £ spent.
- Protect the reputation of the Salvation Army through ethical procurement and ensuring that fit for purpose suppliers and contracts are put in place to meet the diverse needs of the organisation.
Experience and qualifications:
- Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (or working towards this qualification) and, ideally, a degree level or equivalent education
- Experience in the General Indirect (Corporate Services) and Property category areas and category management in general, including running tenders for a variety of good and services
- Strong day-to-day project planning, delivery and management skills
- Excellent communication, influencing and negotiating skills and a flair for analysis and problem solving
- Proven experience of managing a wide group of internal stakeholders with differing priorities
- Ideally, a background in either a Commercial, Government or Not for Profit Procurement function
- Paying £43,200 – £45, 800 p.a
- Hybrid working arrangement (2 days in the office, 3 days WFH)
In our company values we aim for equity at all stages of the recruitment process, please let us know if we can do anything to make the process more accessible to you.