Senior Buyer - Property Services

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Directorate: GroupProcurement

Company Description

IAG GBS (Global Business Services) is part of International Airlines Group, one of the world’s leading airline groups, with 546 aircraft flying to over 270 destinations, carrying more than 100 million passengers each year.

IAG GBS provides a plug and play platform of scalable, best in class procurement, finance and IT business services to IAG’s operating companies which include Aer Lingus, Avios, British Airways, IAG, IAG Cargo, Iberia, Iberia Express, LEVEL and Vueling.

The company is headquartered in Krakow, and has operations in London, Madrid, Dublin and Chennai.

Job Description

Purpose of the role

  • Responsible for managing the end-to-end sourcing process and the implementation category strategy in relation to goods and services.
  • Working with stakeholders (inside and outside of Group Procurement) to standardise/simplify specifications, define sourcing strategy, analyse RFP output, negotiate commercial terms and contract agreement drafting.
  • Provide coverage to all sourcing processes globally within the category with key objectives being savings, cash improvement, e-Sourcing, supply base rationalisation, Risk mitigation and ensuring contractual coverage.


  • Implement category plan strategy, leading and implementing the end to end sourcing process, negotiating with suppliers on all commercial terms (including remote and in-person negotiations).
  • Work with stakeholders and the Procurement team to prepare RFP specs and structure, agree suppliers, milestones and evaluation criteria.
  • Support the RFP process providing guidelines/methodology to Procurement team for RFP analysis.
  • Develop and manage defined communication channel(s) and/or stakeholder groups (within and outside of Group Procurement). Maintain regular contact with customers and other stakeholders.
  • Provide governance and decision making related to external spend with the supply base.
  • Lead specification simplification and alignment activities across all group companies.
  • Draft agreements using IAG GBS contractual templates or supplier contracts (with support from IAG GBS legal team and Stakeholder legal team).


  • Proven track record in end-to-end procurement within a matrix organization with an emphasis on successful negotiations, contract drafting and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Property Procurement related experience is highly desired, with previous experience in managing utilities, facility management, rents/leases and construction contracts.
  • Strong business and financial acumen with demonstrable experience connected with supporting Property procurement projects with ability to evaluate, analyse and solve problems.
  • Ability to influence, align diverse views and gain consensus, providing clarity and direction on what is to be achieved and break down barriers that get in the way of effective team working.
  • Ability to prioritise, maintain clear focus and provide direction in constant ambiguity and change, using knowledge, judgment, resilience and courage to resolve conflicting priorities and manage crises.
  • Ability to operate effectively in an environment with tight deadlines and finite resource and uncertainty.
  • Willingness to travel and work in a multi-site/location environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English & Spanish and attention to detail.  Strong organization, research and analytic skills. 
  • Ability to both work independently and collaborate in a team environment. 

Additional Information

  • The chance to enjoy a challenging career in an exciting, fast-moving environment in a dynamic industry
  • The opportunity to work in a multi-cultural environment with great offices in many locations. We aim to provide all our people with a work/life balance, as well as the many benefits offered by a global organisation, including health insurance, pension and performance bonuses
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
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