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Job Title

Buyer/Senior Buyer

Reference3163563_135376
EmployerHays
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Local & Central Government, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£22,000 to £28,500 per annum
Town/CityNottingham
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 November 2017

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New Role with Career Progression Potential


The Role

The holder of this post will be a Senior Buyer and accountable to a Senior Category Manager. The post holder will be responsible for undertaking specific strategic sourcing projects for defined categories, across the organisation

Responsibilities
  • Day to day management of the Buying Team, to include delegating duties and oversee the work of the Buyers ensuring they meet departmental KPIs.
  • Running procurement exercises independently and supervised, managing multiple stakeholders and reporting and presenting in both written and verbal formats
  • Supporting the category management strategy, delivering effective procurement and supporting the management of key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality
  • Leading assigned procurement activities, delivering savings and other optimal outcomes of a tactical (cost reduction) and strategic nature in a challenging healthcare environment.
  • Working with Senior/Category Managers to seeking out and engage appropriate internal and external stakeholders to provide the information and insight to support the development of the strategic options for the category
  • Supporting Senior/Category Managers with the negotiation and completion of contracts to support the category strategy
  • To be a member of the Procurement team delivering a coordinated work plan in a timely manner across the Trust and ensuring that procurement best practices are fully represented and best value achieved at all levels
  • To produce regular capacity and performance reports, verbal and written to Senior Category managers and /or the Head of Procurement as required.



Qualifications and Experience
  • Knowledge of professional purchasing principles acquired through degree or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) (or part) or knowledge and or experience of up to date Procurement procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of Public Sector Contract Law
  • Knowledge of Public Sector Procurement
  • Full membership of CIPS
  • Experience or knowledge of managing and motivating staff
  • Experience of using electronic procurement systems.
  • Experience of supplier and stakeholder engagement in the management of contracts.


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