This is very much a greenfield role; where you will influence stakeholders and expenditure in those parts of the UK Group that currently have no Procurement support. You will therefore take a leading role on engaging stakeholders who maybe unfamiliar with Procurement process and guiding them on best practice and running competitive vendor selection processes, negotiation of supplier contracts whilst ensuring business needs are met. The role focuses on a variety of generalist category expenditure, so you will need to have good Generalist category experience (HR, Professional Services and IT etc.)
The role offers a highly competitive salary and package; opportunities for training and the possibility of CIPS sponsorship. Opportunities for long term career development with this leading Banking Group are excellent.
The Buyer Role:-
As a Buyer you will work in the UK Procurement team, reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer. The role will include Buying responsibilities across a range of categories including IT, Professional Services, HR, and others in support of the UK territory businesses. The role will involve gaining experience in a fast paced dynamic environment with exposure to many varied parts of the UK businesses whilst working for a globally renowned bank. The role also offers plenty of opportunity for development and progression either in the various Procurement teams existing globally in the Banking Group or through internal mobility within the Banks business lines.
Influencing stakeholders (Project Managers) is a key part of the role, so you will need a flexible and open minded approach and be willing to get involved in project management aspects too.
This role would suit an academically and numerically strong Procurement professional, with a foundation in the core Procurement skillsets and who is maybe studying for a Procurement Professional qualification (such as CIPS), and who is looking for a challenge to advance their career in Financial Services Procurement.
Key Responsibilities of the Buyer:
Essential Experience - Buyer
Advantageous Experience - Buyer