Lead Buyer - Information Management & Technology - Bristol

Supply Chain
Ref: 6863 Date Posted: Tuesday 07 May 2024
Lead Buyer - Information Management & Technology
Location: Bristol
Salary: Up to £50,000 depending on experience 
What we can offer you:
  • A bonus of up to £2,000
  • Pension contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
Are you ready to lead the charge in procuring cutting-edge technology that will shape the future of the defence industry? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where innovation and excellence are the driving forces? If so, we have an exhilarating opportunity for you as a Lead Buyer with a focus on Information Management & Technology.
As a global leader in defence solutions, we are dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art technologies that ensure the safety and security of nations. As our Lead Buyer, you will play a pivotal role in sourcing, negotiating, and acquiring the most advanced information management and technology solutions that will revolutionize the defence sector.
The Lead Buyer - Information Management & Technology role:
The team lead all aspects of IT and software spending across the Group. This includes Enterprise Software, SaaS and Software Services, Engineering & Manufacturing Software, Networks, Telecoms, Hardware, Printing, Cyber Security and outsourced Front and Back Office Services. The team is transversal, giving you the opportunity to specialise in one area or to develop into new ones to broaden your knowledge. If you have skills in any one of these areas or have skills in one area and are looking to develop into new areas of IM procurement, then we would be pleased to discuss how you might best fit within the team!
You will work in partnership with our internal customers to lead procurement competitions in the UK or at Group level, develop our procurement pipeline working with Group Category Managers, champion the right relationships with our partners and suppliers, and deliver the right procurement outcomes for the business.
This role is one where you can run and build competitions both in the U.K. and contribute in a truly international context.
Your role would sit within the "Group Digital and Mobility Services Domain", which consists of twenty-five procurement professionals based in Stevenage, Rome and Paris. This Domain leads all aspects of IM, software, transformation and innovation, travel and communications. It is part of a wider international Indirect team of 65 people.
We have an excellent reputation for attracting and nurturing talent, developing individual potential and providing opportunities to learn and grow. We are keen to offer flexibility and hybrid working, making this role unique in us being able to tailor the role to meet the individual needs of the right candidate!
There are few procurement roles that offer an exciting mix of international working, a dynamic and flexible working pattern, and the potential for career development within a growing and constantly evolving company.
Lead Buyer - Information Management & Technology experience required:
Someone who understands any aspect of IT or software procurement, or is comfortable with learning and developing these skills. Ideally, we would like someone willing to or working towards MCIPS qualification.
Cirrus Selection offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.


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