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My client is looking for a Buyer to support the contract management process to maximise value from supplier relationships and support the delivery of their Procurement Strategy and Annual Procurement Plan.

Key responsibilities:

  • Support the Senior Buyers and/or leading in larger sourcing events. Lead in smaller sourcing events.
  • Act as the first point of contact for both suppliers and business stakeholders to help resolve sourcing and contract queries.
  • Act as the key point of contact to stakeholders to assist in resolution of procurement systems/initiative queries (for example provide expert guidance/training to SRM users).
  • Ensure ongoing business stakeholder compliance with procurement policy, procedures and processes and assisting in the development and implementation of any new policy, procedures and processes.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and performance improvement of the Procurement Team through the active participation in both current and future development projects.
  • Ensure efficient and accurate administration and maintenance of records, files and associated systems (including Vendor Master and Framework Order creation).
  • Maintain appropriate electronic and hard copy document records of contracts and related contractual documentation.

You will have/be:

  • Relevant procurement experience and/or MCIPS qualification with some practical experience
  • A strong Commercial awareness and understanding of contract terms.
  • A good understanding of EU procurement regulations and contract processes, procedures and best practices
  • The ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels within the business. Good written communication skills
  • The ability to work both under own initiative and as part of a team
  • The ability to prioritise own workload and multi-task
  • Good working knowledge of E-Procurement and Microsoft Office packages
  • The ability to operate procurement information systems and data manipulation, ideally with experience of using major ERP applications (SAP R/3, SAP SRM etc).

What you will receive:

  • Starting salary of £39,234
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits options

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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Job Type
Industry Sector
Salary and benefits
£35000 to £39000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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