Buyer - Centrals

Store Support Centre - London

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Permanent - Full Time

24 December 2017

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Buyer - Centrals

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Passion, purpose and determination. That’s what we look for in our Buyers across the Sainsbury’s Group. We aspire to provide superior insight and solutions, working to become subject matter experts that confidently provide new ideas that challenge and influence our business strategy.

Working in the centrals category team, you will support and lead projects working across professional services, corporate services & HR.

It is a great opportunity to join an ambitious and successful team, at a time that we review the group requirements for Sainsbury’s & Argos.

Taking end to end ownership of the commercial sourcing strategy for your categories, you’ll create clear and compelling plans for a set of complex categories. With those plans, you’ll influence the decisions and actions of senior stakeholders up to Divisional Director level. As you execute your plans, you’ll employ a strategic sourcing methodology that enhances our competitive advantage, minimises risk and helps deliver outstanding solutions for our customers and colleagues. Along the way, you’ll lead cross-functional teams to deliver business change, and hold challenging negotiations with suppliers and senior stakeholders alike. As a critical business partner, you’ll help us to get the best from suppliers. You’ll change the game.

 To be equal to this exciting challenge, you’ll need experience in a commercial environment - ideally within an indirect procurement function. We would prefer you to be familiar with a category planning process and an end to end strategic sourcing methodology. Project management and contract negotiation skills would also be a significant advantage. You will certainly have experience of leading cross-functional teams and achieving business change through influencing others.

And your analytical and problem solving skills are every bit as impressive as your flair for communication.

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