Buyer - Internal Only

Location: Worksop |
Salary: Competitive |
Posted: 29 May 2020 |
Closes: 5 Jun 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: G4S/MS/2032

25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, Contributory Pension Scheme, Life Assurance

Job Introduction:

An opportunity has arisen for a new role within the Procurement team at the Worksop site. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the post holder will be responsible for tactical procurement activities in the UK, in-line with group procurements category strategies. The successful candidate must have a professional procurement qualification - CIPS Level 4+, a minimum of three years experience working in this field and excellent communication skills. If you think that you can fulfil these requirements we would like to hear from you.

G4S is the leading global integrated security company specialising in the provision of security products, services and solutions. The group is active in more than 110 countries, is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange with over 623,000 employees and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. We specialise in outsourced business processes and facilities in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

Role Responsibility:

  • The role will focus on successful supply chain management in cost reduction.
  • To manage purchasing process (sourcing & procurement) for agreed local purchases for the business.
  • Identify, lead and implement ways to increase overall process efficiency through e-invoicing and catalogue management.
  • Support the business, Procurement Shared Services and Group Procurement.
  • Work in conjunction with Procurement Shared services and Group Procurement on tactical purchase orders for the assigned categories.
  • Develop categories plans for agreed categories and be a point of escalation on issues/queries relating to categorised contract.
  • Able to develop and implement supplier catalogues, to drive business requirements through agreed catalogues.
  • Ensure all corporate policies, standards and agreed  P2P processes are adhered to by the team, rectifying any non-compliance as appropriate
  • Support the Global Procurement Policy, governance (Procurement Minimum Standards (PIMS)) to ensure fair and compliant sourcing activities across UK businesses.
  • Product/Service negotiation with suppliers, including use of online negotiation tools
  • Review and monitor non-compliance within G4S contractual agreements
  • Responsible for supplier management and performance with KPI’s
  • Demonstrate a track record of being able to run an effective procurement process from start to finish line within Group Procurement policy
  • Seeks opportunities to leverage category spend to further reduce supplier costs, drive out additional savings, and improve overall efficiencies
  • Able to run review meetings with both stakeholders and suppliers to review performance and demonstrate they can manage improvement plans where poor performance is being delivered.
  • Join the C&J Procurement team meetings

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Professional procurement qualification CIPS Level 4+
  • Has strong communication and negotiation skills, with an understanding of procurement/sourcing processes and operations.
  • Must be confident in challenging others, whilst at the same time maintaining and building a professional relationship
  • Ability to influence key & diverse stakeholders at all levels
  • Demonstrable experience in a professional purchasing / buying environment
  • Must have the confidence to make sound recommendations to the client and must be fully experienced with running a tender.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and  problem-solving skills
  • 3+ years buyer experience  


  • Strong skills in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
  • An understanding of SAP/Ariba and Oracle preferred but not essential
  • Self-motivated to achieve against targets
  • Strong influencing and communication skills
  • Experience of running structure tender/sourcing projects preferred but not essential

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