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Buyer - Procurement

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22 Mar 2024

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Buyer - Procurement

Reference: ID223473

Locations: Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, London, Greater London, EC1N 2HT, GB

Sainsbury's Store Support Centre, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 9RD, GB

Basis: Full time

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive Plus Benefits

Quite simply, the Procurement team source everything from stores to shelves to wind farms to the ads you see at Christmas. Yet we’re a lean, award-winning team of just 50 colleagues, so everyone gets the chance to collaborate, influence and work with stakeholders to deliver the right solution. It also means you can push change and innovation across the business — through TU, Bank, Habitat, Argos and more. Better still, the team around you will listen to your ideas and opinions, and you’ll have every chance to try something new. We’re leading the agenda in procurement. If you can handle high pressure projects and always want to improve, you’ll fit right in.

Why join us

Joining our procurement team at Sainsbury's offers you the opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation. We have exciting Strategic Buyer roles across various categories, where you will play a crucial role in supporting the development and execution of commercial sourcing strategies that contribute to our long-term sustainability goals. With a focus on building strong supplier relationships and delivering value for money, you will be instrumental in transforming our supply chain and driving efficiency. Working collaboratively within our award-winning team, you will have the chance to make a meaningful impact and contribute to our cost-conscious culture.

What you'll do

As a Buyer, you will play a vital role in supporting the development and execution of commercial sourcing strategies to deliver a fit-for-purpose supply chain and value for money to Sainsbury's Group. Collaborating with the Sourcing Manager, you will contribute to the development of complex commercial strategies, balancing cost, quality, and risk. Your role will involve providing analytical and research support to projects, managing sourcing events, and driving supplier appraisal, selection, negotiation, and contract management. Additionally, you will develop and execute category plans, gaining an understanding of internal and external supply markets and influencing stakeholders to support your ideas. With your commercial acumen, communication skills, and ability to work as part of a cross-functional team, you will be instrumental in delivering outstanding solutions and supporting the long-term goals of the procurement team.

Who you are

As a Buyer, you are a commercially astute professional with experience in procurement. Your passion for building a career in procurement and your strong understanding of procurement principles and techniques make you well-equipped to contribute to the development and execution of commercial sourcing strategies. Your ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and influence stakeholders allows you to successfully drive business change and deliver outstanding solutions for the organisation. With your exceptional communication skills, supplier management expertise, and experience in commercial negotiation and contract management, you play a vital role in delivering value for money and ensuring compliance with procurement policies. Your desire for continuous improvement, coupled with your commitment to sustainability, makes you an integral part of our award-winning team.

We are committed to being a truly inclusive retailer so you’ll be welcomed whoever you are and wherever you work. Around here, there’s always the chance to try something new — whether that’s as part of an evolving team or somewhere else across the business - and we take development seriously and promise to support you. We also recognise and celebrate colleagues when they go the extra mile and, where possible, offer flexible working. When you join our team, we’ll also offer you an amazing range of benefits, including:

10-15% discount at Sainsbury’s, Argos and Habitat Performance related bonus of up to 10% Annual holiday allowance with the option to buy an additional week Season ticket loan, salary advance and discounts on other retailers Enhanced family leave and pay  

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