Project Buyer

We have a new opportunity for a Project Buyer to join our established Procurement team on a fixed term basis until June 2023; We have two roles, one supporting Direct categories, the other supporting Indirect projects and sourcing activity.

About the role:

As a Project Buyer you will have an agile and proactive role within GRL Procurement team to support the Partners/Category Buyers in delivering added commercial value and risk mitigation. Picking up specific sourcing projects and running lower value RFx as required.

We're looking for people who can:

  • Quickly understand the dynamics of the Institute and the Procurement department value proposition
  • Build credibility with all colleagues through open and knowledgeable communication
  • Be a self-starter able to run with small projects once briefed by Partners/Category Buyers
  • Manage and prioritise project workload based on Procurement principles of adding value and mitigating risk
  • Proactively identify new projects through stakeholder interaction
  • Provide stakeholder insights back into Procurement team to inform Category planning
  • Provide commercial insight to stakeholders and project teams, based on market knowledge and wider Institute activity
  • Constructively challenge the status quo to increase value and identify/mitigate risks.

For full job details and accountabilities please see job description. 


Salary per annum
in the region of 35,500 to 40,000
Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working
Full Time/Flexible working considered
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Contract Length
FTC until 30th June 2023
Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • Strong and collaborative working relationships with relevant stakeholders and project team members
  • Self-starter, able to work autonomously, but with full support of department colleagues where required
  • Proven negotiator with suppliers and customers alike
  • Strong advocate for Procurement value proposition
  • Solution and output orientated with a willingness to take on challenges
  • Proven ability to listen, understand business needs and provide win-win solutions in a proactive and principled manner
  • Flexible and pragmatic attitude
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Good understanding of key contractual terms

Other information

We have adopted a flexible hybrid working model and our team have the opportunity to balance their time working from the office and remotely