Purchasing Manager

  • Location
    City Of London, Greater London
  • Category
    Purchasing - Purchasing Manager
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 55000 - £ 60000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

Are you an expert in purchase management looking for a new challenge?

Want to work for a dynamic and friendly transportation organisation?

Our client is offering competitive salary, fantastic benefits and the chance to be part of a great team!!

We are working with an excellent, global firm based in their office in a prime Central London location, that is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join their fantastic team and enforce the procurement policy, which requires tenders / competition over a threshold. Act as a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all the bus operating companies for procurement support

JOB TITLE: Purchasing Manager

COMPANY: Transportation

CONTRACT: Permanent


LOCATION: Central London

SALARY: £55,000 - £60,000

BENEFITS: Paid annual leave, pension plan, private health insurance, discretionary bonus, season ticket loan, company social events and more!!!

CULTURE: Passionate and innovative company with excellent team morale


  • Respond to Bus companies requests for procurement support, helping them seek quotes or run tenders for their requirements.

  • Build relationships across all the companies, ensuring they have a dedicated procurement SPOC they can approach for assistance.

  • With the approval of the Group Procurement Director, implement sourcing strategies for allocated categories.

  • Conduct tenders/negotiations, maintaining relationships with key strategic suppliers

  • Take ownership of certain direct spend categories. This is expected to include vehicle maintenance services.

  • Be a team player and adaptable - taking on direct projects as necessary.

  • Utilise e-Tendering system to run tenders and select suppliers efficiently

  • Generate new process improvements in the supply chain implementing new products that enhance efficiency

  • Challenging and updating specifications through collaboration with technical support and the supply chain

  • Plan and deliver for all upcoming contract renewals and sourcing opportunities, meeting annual savings targets.


  • Degree Level Education or appropriate professional qualification ideal

  • MCIPS Qualified or working towards ideally

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint).

  • Negotiation skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Good influencing skills

  • Strategic Awareness

  • Category Management

  • Use of e-Sourcing, tendering and database systems

  • Report writing and presentations.

  • Direct procurement experience

  • Category Management

  • Strong commercial (dealing with disputes and negotiations).

  • A minimum of 3 years of working in an accountable Category Management role.

  • Bus industry experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Good influencing skills

  • Strong stakeholder management

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