Junior Buyer

Ascential Group
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Perm Full Time
London, UK
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We're looking for a Junior Buyer to join our team in London supporting the Ascential businesses globally. The Junior Buyer will establish themselves as the primary contact in the team, seek to optimise commercial terms, negotiate savings, ensure solid processes and controls through regular training and collaborate across the wider team to a joined up strategic approach.

Key responsibilities

  • Implement and deliver category sourcing plans
  • provide great insight into market trends, cost structures and cost drivers
  • Accountable for building and maintaining collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Being a primary point of contact for stakeholders and budget holders
  • Promoting the benefits of procurement engagement from an early stage in the Business Planning process.
  • Collaborating with stakeholders to optimise procurement strategies
  • Drive ongoing cost efficiencies from the contract portfolio

Your experience

  • Extensive procurement experience
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and manage strategic relationships internally and externally
  • Have a broad range of Category knowledge
  • Strong negotiator
  • Good understanding of vendors, supplier and commercial models
  • MCIPS or equivalent
  • French as second language would be a plus
  • Ability to prioritise and communicate in a multi-tasking environment

What we offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Season ticket loans

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Childcare Vouchers; Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing.

We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.

About Ascential

Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy.

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