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Mise à jour le 13.06.2024

Job Title: Category Buyer

Level: Mid level

Location: Solihull – Hybrid 2 days office

Hours: Full Time – 6months FTC


A bit about us:

At BNP Paribas Personal Finance, we are part of a global bank and are proud to be a Top Employer UK, providing a great place to work in an open and inclusive environment.

We are here to provide simple consumer finance solutions and we work with many well-known retailers and brands to help their customers responsibly finance their purchases.

We care about making a positive impact on our colleagues, customers, partners, and the wider community. That’s why we live by our values of we're positive, we’re brave, and we own it.

As the new Category Buyer:

You will be responsible for securing supplier contracts that ensure the balance between cost reduction, value engineering and risk management for BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK.

Key Responsibilities:

Identify and evaluate service providers based on factors such as expertise, quality, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and compliance with PF UK requirements and standards.

Negotiate contracts and agreements with service providers to ensure favourable terms and conditions, including pricing, scope of work, performance/procurement metrics, and service level agreements (SLAs).

Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand service requirements and specifications, and develop sourcing strategies to meet those needs, providing appropriate advice and support.

Lead end to end tendering process for contracts under remit, including drafting documents, evaluating proposals and selecting qualified vendors.

Coordinate with business, legal and finance teams to review and approve contracts, ensuring alignment with policies and regulations.

Use central procurement software to identify contracts review cycle, maintain accurate records and generate reports on purchasing activities and performance metrics.

Support reporting requirements for Savings target allocated to PF UK, committee meeting pack inputs and local procedures updates

Skills & Qualification:

Degree educated or work related experience

Desirable to be CIPs or MCIPS qualified

Could this be you?

BNP Paribas Personal Finance believe it’s a positive attitude and passion to make things happen that matters most.

What’s in it for you?

As well as working for a Top Employer UK 2022 and being part of a team that changes customers’ lives, there are some excellent benefits too including - a competitive salary, a contributory pension scheme, plus life insurance and private medical insurance, not to mention the all-important 25 days holiday each year to enjoy. There are also perks which give you fantastic discounts off eating out, cinema tickets, days out and much more. There are also monthly awards with plenty of opportunities to win vouchers and prizes. Learn more about what it means to be part of the BNP Paribas Personal Finance team here: BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK - YouTube or click here to learn more about careers at BNP Paribas Personal Finance: Careers (

Equal Opportunities Disclaimer

BNP Paribas Personal Finance promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensure that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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