Senior IT Buyer

Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Hemel Hempstead
01 Dec 2016
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Senior IT Buyer - HEM00009Y

Location: Hemel Hampstead with travel to Holborn + client sites

Role overview:

We are looking for a Senior Buyer to join Sopra Steria's Buying Team and provide procurement support for SSCL. The ideal candidate will have experience of Negotiations and Purchasing as well as sound knowledge of procurement projects. Successful candidate will be supporting the Procurement Manager on various Projects and Contract Services.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with new and existing suppliers
  • Supporting the Manager on key projects
  • Negotiations with new/existing suppliers

Essential skills:

  • Knowledge of procurement
  • 2-3 years of experience within the industry
  • Experience of writing contracts
  • Presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer Service/Client facing
  • Planning and organising
  • Buying/Negotiation experience

Desirable skills:

  • CIPS
  • Degree in Procurement or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the procurement contract process

The successful candidate must be willing to undergo a basic clearance process.

About us:

Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining high quality and performance services, added-value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of information technology.

With 35,000 professionals in over 20 countries (of which over 5000 are based in the UK) and pro forma revenue of ???3.1 billion in 2013, this is a great time to join the organisation as you will be pivotal to our continued development and growth plans. We're offering you the opportunity to do more too - using your business skills and knowledge, and your creativity, to add more value than clients would traditionally expect.

On offer is the opportunity to work for a European leader in digital transformation. The role comes with a competitive salary, the opportunity for further development and the potential for a wide and diverse career within Sopra Steria.

Sopra Steria is committed to establishing and maintaining a working environment which is free from discrimination and which values all employees as individuals. All employees and prospective employees are selected, recruited, trained and promoted solely on the basis of their skills and behaviour.