Buyer - Software and IT

£45000 per annum
27 Mar 2017
24 Apr 2017
Lucy Fowler-Tutt
Clearance Level
Job Type
We are accepting applications for a new and unique opportunity to work as a Buyer to be positioned within a Cyber, Information & Training Procurement Team for one of the world's leading defence, technology, and security companies.

You will be working in a state of the art complex, surrounded by innovative individuals. As part of the Procurement Team, you will be given both the freedom to perform your role and any continuous professional development you require.

Job Description

As Buyer for this new and exciting team you will be supporting, developing and executing Procurement associated requirements of a core Managed Service on behalf of a prestigious Government client in the delivery of Cyber Security solutions. The role requires fast, effective delivery of supplier based solutions; it is envisaged that these will largely be delivered using Agile Sprint methods.

It is vital that you have experience of procuring supply chain resource, specifically software and Information Technology. You need to have quick reactions and foresight in order to cope with this fast-moving industry sector, and as this is a sole procurement role you definitely need to be self-motivated and confident.

Qualifications / Experience

Business, IT, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Engineering; higher-level education or degree qualification preferred
MCIPS or equivalent professional qualification preferred
Knowledge & experience of procuring IT (Infrastructure, Software & Services), Managed Services, Cyber Security (technologies & techniques)
Experience of contracting & delivery of outcomes through Agile processes (Desirable)
Able to develop, understand & challenge IT based requirements & solutions
Confident in communicating around IT language
Problem solving ability, detail oriented and ability to manage multiple tasks
Delivery and achievement focused, managing conflicting priorities whilst working at pace
Proven contract negotiation skills in both a strategic relationship and sourcing environment
Experienced in the delivery of Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain Management
Knowledge and understanding of procurement systems and infrastructure.

Job Title:BUYER Software & IT
Location:Farnborough, Hampshire
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:LF/HQ 12912


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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