Strategic Buyer (ICT)
Ref: CYG06462

  • Location
  • 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA
  • Salary
  • £30,000 - £40,000 Per Annum
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 03/10/2019
  • Cygnet Health Care are excited to announce a fantastic Strategic Buyer opportunity for an organised, inquisitive & collaborative individual.

    Working within the ICT devision, you will join us during a positive period of change, growth and integration.

    First and foremost, we are seeking a Strategic Buyer who understands procurement, indirect expenditure and contract management.

    We are keen to find a Strategic Buyer who can lead procurement activity in a consultative, empathetic & analytical manner.

    Importantly, you will drive strategic change, prepare business cases and improve supplier performance.

    Our Strategic Buyer will work closely with key stakeholders to understand requirements and targets.


    Lead procurement activity within ICT and associated functions.


    Owner ICT purchasing & project support functions within the procurement team.

    Drive strategic change within ICT category, consolidating spend across multiple business units to drive cost efficiencies.

    Analyse, prepare business cases and implement procurement led improvements with their category.

    Support key stakeholders in contract management of key suppliers with their category.

    Actively manage supplier and cost base and improve supplier performance.

    Overall, you will play a pivotal role in delivering the mission, vision and values of the company.

    Person Specification

    Essential experience:

    3 Years: Procurement, Indirect Expenditure, Contract Preparation, Contract Management, Category Management, Customer Service, Report Writing,

    1 year: Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Management, Negotiation, Change Management, Communications, Planning


    Collaborative, Inquisitive, Consultative, Empathetic, Target driven, Organised, Analytical, Results Orientated, Supportive, integrity, Knowledge of the care sector/systems, Wide area networks, mobile networks, managed print devices.


    In return we offer competitive remuneration and benefits along with the opportunity to work with a highly motivated, energetic and forward thinking senior team.


    Are you ready for the challenge? 

    Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988.

    Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care.

    Our expert and highly dedicated care enables 2,200 individuals across 108 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

    We maintain a good relationship with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’.

    Also, we operate an internal system of quality checks, reinforcing our commitment to quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

    As part of the UHS family of health care services, Cygnet Health Care continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of service users, their families and carers and those who commission our services.

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