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Procurement Category Specialist

  • Job reference: 924704
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Supply Chain and Procurement, Supply Chain Coordinators
  • Date posted: 20/05/2019

The Procurement category specialist with hotels experience is responsible for the purchasing, planning, supply and logistics of all owner supply items for new build projects and as well as operational requirements.

Ensuring the best possible options for the Company in terms of product quality, provisioning, cost and overall standards ensuring project timeline adherence and delivery.

Source the best in the market by identifying the right products and suppliers in terms of value, delivery schedules and quality, providing clear comparisons and analysis for the best quality, price choice.

Working with key stakeholders multi-site, establish a category plan with specific planning to achieve wider department objectives

Ensures that goods and services are delivered in a timely manner and that the quality is as required.

Working with key stakeholders, establish framework agreements with key suppliers.

Negotiate with external providers to obtain the best commercial agreement, including preferential payment terms.

Working with operational departments, constantly review stock and expected deliveries to ensure that optimum arrangements are in place without a negative impact on the operation.

Support department owners and Procurement with category and supply base knowledge.

Manage RFQ and bids through utilising the PEP tool.

Manage the flow of all product and service requisitions

Produce periodic reporting, including supplier performance against predetermined KPI's, including weekly expected receipt reports.

Minimum 5 years' experience within a similar role including strategic sourcing.

Degree educated in a related field.

Certification from (or working towards) Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) (preferred but not essential)

Experience of using Procurement systems (eg Oracle / SAP applications)

PC literacy with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel, such as v look up, pivot tables (Essential)

Strong analytical skills

Good relationship management skills

Project Management.


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.