Procurement - IT Buyer

Recruiter
McGregor Boyall
Location
Manchester
Salary
£32000 - £35000 per annum + comp bens
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
JOB FUNCTION: PROCUREMENT
ROLE: IT BUYER

PURPOSE

We are looking to recruit a IT Buyer on behalf of our client, an engineering firm based in Greater Manchester, to join their busy and fast changing procurement function.
The role shall require the IT Buyer to assist the IT Category Lead in delivering the IT and IS procurement strategy aligned to the overall IS strategy and capital programme. Ensuring legislative compliance and bespoke services are provided to the IT and IS business which offers affordable solutions and an efficient service.
The successful candidate shall be a strong, self-motivated individual who can work in a variety of environments from tender support (engaging with operations, estimating, commercial), project support utilising tender information to procure goods and services within tender allowances and be instrumental in a period of transformation to promote the benefits of the procurement function.
The business is also currently delivering numerous long-term contracts as well as tendering for several stand-alone high profile projects.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Assist in the delivering of the full procurement cycle of all IT and IS tenders, ensuring projects deliver the optimum value and savings in line with the annual business plan
  • Minimise the cost of all IT and IS supplies to the organisation
  • Negotiate with suppliers and improve service level agreements with suppliers and internal departments
  • To proactively develop, maintain and influence a network of contacts across the business, industry and supplier base to deliver the IT and IS category strategy.
  • Participate in the implementation of strategic procedural and practical changes to increase productivity and performance
  • Comply with internal procedures and policy on procurement including participation in audits (Internal/External)
  • Progress the provision of services to meet contract programmes and deadlines
  • Obtain quotations for appropriate requests to tight deadlines to meet tender return dates
  • Raise orders ensuring relevant technical and commercial clauses are included
  • Support broader procurement activities across the organization as required.


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