Buyer – Indirect Goods & Services

Bettys and Taylors Group Published: August 29, 2017
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The Central Procurement team was established five years ago, and is now involved in around 80% of the indirect spend across the Group. Through careful communication, engagement and delivery of excellent results, we have established a solid position in the business and are involved both in the day-to-day and in key strategic projects.

This role offers a great opportunity to join this developing team, to make a real and tangible impact on the business by adding more procurement value, as well as helping to lead the development of approaches and processes that will best enable to Group to meet its wider objectives.

You will be responsible for managing day to day purchasing and supplier management activities in accordance with our buying policy and in line with our business values, and using your skills and experience you will create effective working relationships with both internal customers and the most appropriate suppliers.

Key experience required:

  • Managing your own buying portfolio within indirect categories
  • Using good buying skills and techniques
  • Working in cross-functional teams
  • Working with and developing internal processes and procedures
  • Strategy development experience
  • Working with a category management approach

You will ideally have a background in either FMCG or Manufacturing. Procurement qualifications such as CIPS would be desirable but not essential; experience in capital, engineering or facilities management categories would be preferred.

Coupled with all of the above is the ability to understand and demonstrate both collaborative and peer based ways of working, in line with our company values.

A job description and person specification are available upon request. If you wish to be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and CV online at

The closing date for applications is Thursday 14th September 2017.

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