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Category Buyer x2

Category Buyer x2

Procurement Category Buyer x 2

Grade 10 – £34,728 to £37,890 per annum | Full time 37 hours per week | Permanent | Closing Date: 31 October 2021.


Due to continued growth and additional internal promotion, the Public Sector Team at YPO has two vacancies for Procurement Category Buyers in the following indirect service categories:


ICT Services – including Hardware, Software, Networking and Cloud Services as well as Network solutions and Telecommunications.


Financial and Corporate Services – including range of Insurance related solutions, Enforcement Agencies, Travel Management and development of the Banking and Payment solutions.


The post holders will be joining a commercial organisation that is 100% owned by the Public Sector; we have the agility, empowerment, and flexibility to deliver whilst remaining true to the ethos of Public Service delivery. Our processes are lean designed to support delivery, not dictate outcomes.


Each day is different as the post holders will supporting customers with a wide range of procurement related activity (research, design, sourcing and management of frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems), managing suppliers, helping to develop junior members of the team and developing plans with marketing colleagues to support awareness, educational and thought leadership activity.


Sustainability is at the core of our offering, and we are keen to ensure that legislative requirements around Social Value are in place. Additionally, our commercial offerings need to support post pandemic recovery activities.


Are you a dynamic procurement professional who wants to test yourself in an environment where each day offers new and sometimes unexpected challenges? Are you able to manage and priortise your own workload to ensure our customer service ethos is maintained and delivered? Do you want to be part of a team, business area and organisation where you are empowered to deliver?


If so, then a procurement career at YPO could be for you?


Whilst candidates may have a working knowledge of the relevant markets, an understanding of the public sector and practical experience of OJEU procurement processes; the ideal candidates will also have the drive and enthusiasm to succeed in a fast-paced environment delivering sustainable and value creating outcomes for the public sector.


The Job Description is available as part of the recruitment pack which provides additional job role requirements.

Key Benefits of This Role & YPO:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Car Scheme (annual allowance - £2,500)
  • Comprehensive holiday package: 28 days Annual leave + 8 Statutory + 3 discretionary close down days (subject to approval)
  • Flexi leave scheme and flexible working arrangements
  • Free parking (subject to availability) if attending the office
  • Member of the Institute of Customer Service
  • Public sector organisation that operates very commercially
  • Family friendly policies


To apply for these roles please download a job description and application form. Completed application forms to be sent to the HR team at r[email protected]


When submitting your application, please specify which of the categories you are applying for. If you would like to apply for more than one of the categories, please submit a separate application form for each of them.


The closing date for applications is 31 October 2021 and interviews will be scheduled for week commencing 15 November 2021.


If you would like to know more about these roles, please contact Agnieszka Gajli on 07872 423460 or Sarah Sesum on 07814 295273 for an informal chat.


(CV's will not be accepted in lieu of application forms. Please note only candidates that have completed and returned the application form will be considered.)

How to apply

Download the job description and application form below. The application form consists of Part A and Part B. In order to shortlist an application form, both parts must be submitted. You will not be considered in recruitment process if you submit incomplete application form. Email your completed application form to [email protected]. Please note that we do not accept CV’s. All applications must be submitted using our official application form.