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Category Buyer – Estates & FM

Contract Type
Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Up to £32,000 + bonus + benefits
Expiry Date
An exciting opportunity to join our driven, enthusiastic and rigorously commercial procurement function and to make your mark on a multi-million pound category.

Job Description

Location: Central Bristol

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5pm

Salary: Up to £32,000 + bonus + benefits


What the job involves:


An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Procurement team! The Category Buyer - Estates & Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the third party planned and reactive maintenance disciplines as well as the soft facilities management supply chains across the national Unite estate. This is a chance to join our driven, enthusiastic and rigorously commercial procurement function and to make your mark on a multi-million pound category.


To give you an idea of what to expect, you will be:


Providing professional procurement advice and support across Estates & FM spend

Managing sourcing processes (including tenders, RFQs, negotiations)

Maintaining contractual agreements and agreeing commercials

Formulating category strategy in conjunction with stakeholders

Promoting and leading effective supplier relationship management


What we look for in you:


An ambitious and driven self-starter, with sound contractual knowledge and procurement experience

A desire to exceed targets and get into a role with opportunity to develop and progress over time

Track record of successful stakeholder management, ideally interfacing with both technical and project management teams

Strong negotiation skills and demonstrable commercial acumen

Ability to build relationships and rapport internally and externally

Experience working in an Estates or Facilities Management category


What Unite Students is all about:


We have been the leaders in the purpose built student accommodation market since our foundation back in 1991 and have been at the top of our game ever since. We have grown a lot since then and you can now find us in 27 different university towns and cities, with close to 75,000 students calling us home!


Benefits of working with uS:


We recognise that your hard work should not come without its perks, so here`s a list of some of the things you can expect to get from us:


We have earned an award for Investors in People - Gold, so you will be working for an employer who really cares about you and your career

Take time to relax with 25 days` holiday

An annual bonus so you can share in the company`s success

Enjoy amazing discounts at certain restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues

Most of all, you`ll be working within a fun, passionate and friendly team


Unite Students is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, disabilities, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations. Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

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