Senior Buyer - Level 3

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You’ll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.


Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team – we’re proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it’s taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone.

So, if you’re not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as a Senior Buyer, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.


What’s it all about?

To support the Head of Sourcing & Operational Buying in determining and managing the sourcing / procurement process within Technology for contracts less than £250k.


What we expect of you, day to day.

  • Responsible for identifying and engaging with key stakeholders to ensure a robust process is utilised to agree requirements, search and appraise appropriate supply sources and negotiate/renew contracts.
  • To manage the Visa buying process, that is aware of and adheres to category/sub category plans, ensures that all purchase requisitions and purchase orders for spend up to £250k are effectively managed and approved and ensures that suppliers are not out of contract.
  •  The job holder will also support in providing buying and procurement advice to designated business areas and will contribute to the wider strategic plans of the Sourcing Team.
  • Experience in Professional Services and HR would be valuable.



What we’re after…

  • Educated to degree level, ideally in a business or legal discipline, or hold relevant professional experience

  • Studying/willing to study MCIPS or MIIAPS

  • Buying experience, ideally in the Financial Services sector, preferable

  • Proven capability in negotiating tactical procurement deals in non-complex markets

  • Proven track record in category / sub-category buying with comparable levels of spend – up to £250k

  • Proven capability in negotiating sourcing deals

  • Good knowledge and application of best practice buying and procurement processes

  • Good IT skills and working knowledge of Ariba or equivalent e-procurement system

  • Good supplier and contract management experience would be valuable

  • Demonstrable influencing skills and stakeholder and relationship management

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills

  • Energy, pace and proven  track record of delivery to agreed timelines


Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!

Additional Information

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it’s the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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