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Senior Buyer

Date: 09-Mar-2023

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Senior Buyer – IT & Professional Services
  • Perm position based at Manchester Airport
  • Flexible/ Hybrid working for a better work/ life balance
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds


About us:


At MAG we provide the airport facilities and travel services that people need to connect with the world. As the largest UK owned airport operator, we serve over 60 million passengers a year from Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands Airports. With over 270 destinations across the globe, our businesses not only bring people together but also support the prosperity of the regions in which we operate.


The safety of our customers is at the heart of everything we do, and every colleague has a unique opportunity to contribute as we help families, businesses and cargo connect around the world.


We are ambitious for our airports, investing in the infrastructure our airports need to grow beyond pre-pandemic levels over the coming years. We are always on the lookout for new ways we can add value for customers as they travel, as well as seeking opportunities to work smarter and collaborate more.


We’re all here on a journey ourselves, striving every day to help make air travel smoother, more seamless, connecting more people and goods with the world. As a team, we recognise the importance of what we do, supporting one another along the way. Together, we are the Journey Makers 


About the Team:


The Procurement and Contracts team at MAG drive sustainable value across our Group of airports. We are changing the way we work, building back smarter, and we are now looking for Procurement professionals to join our IT & Professional Services category.


We work across categories, to deliver projects that maximise opportunities and minimise risk for Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports. Managing our cost base is paramount and with such a diverse business portfolio, the variety of activities is huge. Collaboration is key here, projects are often complex and critical, involving multiple stakeholders and suppliers.


The role involves a level of sourcing and contractual activity for the categories identified. You will develop and implement sub-category strategies that are aligned with business areas and work across categories to deliver overall benefits for the Group.




At MAG, we challenge our teams to deliver better solutions in a more sustainable way, whilst modernising practices and innovating the airport experience. Your contribution will truly make a difference to the airport experience for colleagues, partners and guests. In return, there is a huge variety of work and opportunities to grow within the business. You will be experienced in developing, managing and implementing category strategies that support business needs and align with organisational values. Have a track record of successfully managing a category or area of spend at a strategic level and be qualified to degree level (or have an equivalent experience level) with MCIPS (or working towards MCIPS, with financial support from us!).


What can we offer in return? Great benefits as you would expect from a business the size of MAG – in the shape of a competitive salary, bonus scheme and benefits package including 11% company contribution pension, 25 days holidays plus bank holidays, free parking, subsidised public transport, and a huge range of company discounts.


This advert will close once sufficient applications have been received. 


Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such welcome applications from candidates from all diverse backgrounds.


MAG is a Disability confident employer and therefore are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.


You can contact the team by emailing