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Job Title

Procurement Assistant

RecruiterHays Purchasing & Supply - City
Industry SectorHealthcare & Education, Public Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£103 to £113 per day
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 June 2017

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An urgent role has arisen for a temp Procurement Assistant.

Your new company
An urgent role has arisen for a temp Procurement Assistant, within a large NHS Trust in central London. Initially a two month contract, there is the possibility of further extension.

Your new role
The Procurement Assistant will be responsible for chasing up purchase orders, ensuring both compliance with relevant policies and procedures and the delivery of an efficient and cost effective service.

Duties will include:
  • Accurate and prompt input of all purchasing data into the Trust purchase order systems
  • Assessing customer requirements, making decisions on the appropriate supplier, analysing financial impacts, and all other options to support the purchase of goods and services
  • Liaising with suppliers, to ensure they meet organisational purchasing needs
  • Persuading Trust staff to comply with the appropriate procurement policies and procedures
  • Raising purchase orders for the supply of non-catalogue goods and services

What you'll need to succeed
Experience required:
  • Proven experience of working across the fields of purchasing and contracting including knowledge of Public Procurement Regulations and NHS SFI’s
  • Proven ability to balance a large number of competing priorities and to switch to one activity to another as required
  • Ability to be responsive to requests for information/ guidance which may require urgent attention and which may not be predictable
  • Awareness of the strategic direction of the purchasing function both within the NHS and other business sectors
  • Ability to interpret statutory and DoH guidance and recommend necessary actions
  • Strong sense of quality, and ability to lead by example
  • Good interpersonal and persuasion skills
  • CIPS qualified or working towards is preferred

What you need to do now
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