Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Procurement Services Provider
  • Year established:
    1994
  • UK locations:
    National

About buyingTeam


What is it like to work for buyingTeam

Leadership
Leadership
Leaders and senior management run sessions in the induction programme and internal training programmes, ensuring that they meet and interact with all employees. The Managing Director operates an open door policy, and encourages an open culture where ideas are welcome and 'office politics' are not. Many members of the leadership group work within the main office open-plan area. People are empowered at all levels to succeed, and are rewarded and recognised for doing so. During monthly company updates and the annual company conferences the leadership team take part in question and answer sessions where employees can raise concerns or issues.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The majority of training activities are run internally to support their knowledge-sharing culture. The company has a comprehensive induction programme and training academy. An external provider gives coaching sessions to those who have been identified as needing some targeted 1-2-1 sessions. Various ad-hoc knowledge sharing events and activities are held, usually in the form of learning lunches. Employees are actively encouraged to develop their knowledge by studying for formal qualifications. buyingTeam provide financial and time support for employees wishing to pursue accredited qualifications relating to their work including CIPS and CIPD. An online knowledge management system is used for sharing procurement knowledge, where employees can add their knowledge and experience of areas they have worked in. They try to offer as much variety in work as they can and expose employees to as many different experiences as possible, so that employees can make informed decisions about the right career path for them.
My Company
My Company
buyingTeam encourage creativity and run a 'My Bright Idea' scheme where employees can submit ideas on improving ways of working, or generating more revenue for the business. Everyone submitting an idea is awarded with a dinner and the top 3 annual submissions are awarded with a red letter day prize. There is also an employee of the month scheme where colleagues can recommend their peers who have demonstrated their shared values to a high standard. Winners are awarded with a dinner and their achievement is shared via news items on the intranet. The organisation strives to listen to what their employees want and gets them involved in the decision making through running committees and designing and running the annual conference.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    12%

  • Number of Staff:

    134

  • Staff:

    134

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    35

  • Male : Female:

    69% / 31%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    82%

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    Client-facing Consultants

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