Procurement Manager / Buyer
Avensys are one of the UKs leading Bio-Medical Engineering companies, supplying and maintaining medical equipment as well as providing training to the nations (and in some cases beyond!) Bio-Medical Engineers.
We have grown consistently over many years and as the number of suppliers has grown, we are in a position where its makes business sense to find someone to join the team who can negotiate better pricing on our behalf. This will mean negotiating and managing contract terms with medical suppliers, but also looking at discounts or alternative suppliers for all items consumed or used by the business; such as laptops, printers and software.
The post holder will sit in and oversee our existing procurement department and be responsible for reducing our supply costs. The ideal candidate will be someone who can bring solid experience and great ideas to the table and will bring with better ways of operating with them that we may not have considered.
To achieve your goals, you will likely be working closely with our sales, finance and engineering teams who will be more than happy to help. There is always someone available to help you understand our business, as well as provide records of invoicing, service records, previous purchase orders, contracts and any other documentation you may need.
Negotiating with some of the biggest names in the medical industry requires someone with credibility and tenacity who can negotiate from a strong position. You will be supported every step of the way, but we are looking for someone who can come in, see how we operate and say 'This is the best way to tackle this' - we are experts in many things, but we are looking to you to lead this and make savings where possible. We are ISO9001 accredited, and where procedures are best changed, you will work with our QA department to record and roll out these changes.
Experience of a buying role similar to the above is essential in order for the post holder to be able to make a quick start.
This is a great team and a great opportunity. If you feel you are the person we are looking for, please send us your CV