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Junior Buyer

  • Location

    Keynsham

  • Sector:

    Facility / Cleaning

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Not Specified

  • Job ref:

    REF22147D

  • Published:

    1 day ago

  • Expiry date:

    2026-07-29

  • Client:

    Mitie

Job Description

  • Best value for money for every pound that Mitie spends, achieving and exceeding savings targets

  • An outstanding Procurement service provided to all Procurement, BU and group functional stakeholders.

  • Following Mitie's procurement policies, procedures and approach, using agreed technology and processes, highlighting improvement areas and potential opportunities

  • Demonstrable ability to do the procurement fundamentals exceptionally.

  • Learn the skills, develop the competencies and build knowledge to act as a foundation for future development within procurement, whilst making a tangible impact to Mitie's performance.

    Tasks:

    Engage with colleagues & suppliers to deliver procurement value. Specific tasks include:

  • Work in a tight-knit team, supporting each other to excel in delivering work on a project-by-project basis

  • Step up to to manage some on-going supplier relationships in line with our Supplier Management Framework

  • Be a flexible and developing member of the team - supporting supplier audits, price reviews, benchmarking and other planned or on-demand Procurement activity

  • Manage suppliers, and how we select them, in-line with Mitie's ethical and sustainable sourcing credentials

  • Become a Champion in the commercial selection of suppliers, using our industry-leading tools to go to market

  • Negotiate powerful contracts that deliver great service and commercial deals to Mitie and our customers

  • Work hard to make sure new suppliers are set up correctly and deliver the right content in our systems - so Mitie Operations find using the supplier a quick and easy process

  • Deliver great projects - using our Project tool and ways of working to deliver work on time and to expectation.

  • Help create reports to show how we deliver on our promises

  • Continually seek personal skills development opportunities to support career progression within Mitie procurement

Candidate Description

  • A 'hands-on' operator - works effectively to deliver targets on their own, and as part of a team

  • The ability to prioritise to support multiple projects and know when to ask for help.

  • Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

  • Able to influence, encourage, challenge and negotiate with wide range of knowledgeable clients, suppliers and colleagues

  • Grounding in Procurement process, or Sourcing, or Contracting and Negotiation

  • Good grasp of what good Procurement process / compliance reporting looks like.

  • Educated to "A" level or equivalent professional experience / qualifications

  • Willingness to undertake a wide range of procurement activities.

  • Positive attitude to developing skills and knowledge through both formal and informal learning routes

    Desirable:

  • Relevant academic qualifications (Supply Chain, Business, Economics, Procurement etc.)

  • Work experience or previous roles related to Procurement or Supply Chain

Employer Description

Mitie was founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK's leading facilities management and professional services company, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. Mitie has over 77,000 people, 100+ office locations, and thousands of customers across the country, there's no limit to what you can achieve if you work for us.