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Assistant Buyer

Reference3522297_851646
EmployerHays
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£84 to £100 per day
Town/CityDerbyshire
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 January 2019

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New Assistant Buyer role required for an immediate start in Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border



An Assistant Buyer is required on a temporary contract basis ( initially 3 months) to help support a busy public sector procurement department.

You will be using the Procurement Purchase 2 Pay system, for the transfer of requisitions to purchase orders of all goods and services.

This role will include using procurement systems and administration, give guidance and advise end users on the procurement systems, and some negotiation with suppliers.


  • To ensure Requests for Quotations (RFQs), requisitions and purchase orders are completed using the appropriate procurement software.
  • To deliver savings using RFQ’s and during negotiations with suppliers to meet operational delivery needs when placing orders or challenging end users; e.g next day carriage charge, therefore delivering value for money
  • To provide end users with guidance and helpdesk support, alongside one-to-one/face-to-face training, as appropriate, on the correct use of procurement systems, policies and processes
  • Negotiates and persuades colleagues to use the existing contracts available ensuring on contract spend and delivering value for money.
  • Ensure all procurement software and procurement electronic and paper records are maintained with correct and up-to-date procurement information and to the satisfaction of internal and external audit requirements.
  • To expedite and chase late, absent or shortages from suppliers against purchase orders, negotiate with suppliers to ensure goods and services are delivered on time for end users.
  • To respond to supply and payment issues raised by end users and suppliers, negotiating with end users and suppliers for the best outcome to resolve the issues that arise.
  • To manage the goods returned process liaising between the end users with faulty, damaged or wrong goods or equipment.





  • What you'll need to succeed

    * 1 years’ experience in similar Purchasing or procurement environment
    * Experience in a Purchasing P2P Software and processes.
    * Conducting Requests for Quotations (RFQ)
    * Expediting and progressing deliveries to arrive on time
    * Negotiating with suppliers on delivery and ensuring orders are placed in a timely fashion


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