Junior Buyer Required ASAP

Bristol, City of Bristol
£125 - £126 per day
16 May 2014
13 Jun 2014
Lucy Crowell
Job Level
Entry Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Junior Buyer - 6 Months - £125

Huxley Associates are looking to recruit a Tactical Buyer, based in Bristol, on a 6 month contractual basis. Our client, a financial services group is looking for a Tactical Buyer to review category spend requests, predominately for the professional services sector, ensuring best value and delivery are acheieved for internal customers.

Key Responsibility ESSENTIAL SKILLS - Delivery results, communications with impact, managing relationships, Stakeholder Management.

Job Description:
To review category spend requests (predominantly for the Professional Services sector), ensuring best value and delivery are achieved for internal customers.
Maintaining an insight into market conditions to determine when additional leverage can be achieved.
Working closely with category teams up to director level to ensure that category strategy is fully implemented.

Processing of Purchase requisitions emanating from the business, applying Category rules & policy and then determining the best sources of supply to meet corporate objectives.
Reviewing the application of category directorate policy and existing contractual arrangements to determine best value sourcing decisions.
Use of RFX and Auction tools as appropriate to execute sourcing tools.
Achievement of departmental service level and quality standards resulting in attainment of KPI's
Challenge to business users for non compliant or unapproved contracts/routes to market. Influencing colleagues to ensure best value is gained from pre-positioned preferred arrangements.
Ensuring quality data is captured on the transactions processed to ensure that invoice processing is an effective as possible and that adequate spend data is captured.
As required maintaining contract documentation and releases and undertaking contract renewals on behalf of the category teams.
When required, agreeing new, low value, transactional contracts.
Reviewing spend transactions over each period of time to identify performance issues , catalogue or other improved routes to market and highlighting improvement opportunities as they arise.