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Senior Buyer

Employer
Michael Page
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

I am currently supporting a Public Sector client to recruit a Senior Buyer.

Client Details

My Public Sector and Government client is based in Liverpool. Please note, this would be a hybrid working pattern, you will not be expected to be in the office full time.

Description

Senior Buyer:

To assist the Procurement Manager in the delivery of the department's key objectives ensuring key activities are progressed effectively and on time.
Able to work low / mid-range projects simultaneously and prioritise by risk level.
Utilise a range of Procurement techniques to drive performance improvements with suppliers and internal stakeholders and ensure the business is receiving the best value alongside optimising performance.
Responsible for ensuring long term relationships are developed with key safety and suppliers including monitoring, improving performance, and negotiating the best service and price where possible.
Promote the Procurement function via internal engagement with key stakeholders to ensure purchasing presence is visible within the business and there is compliance with both internal policies and following industry best practice.
Provide support to other members of the team to ensure business requirements and personal objectives are achieved alongside BAU
Look to improve and provide guidance against our current internal processes to make them more efficient and effective.Profile

Senior Buyer:

You will ideally be studying CIPS, working towards full membership
Degree level educated (or equivalent)
Experience working in the public sector (preferred)
Knowledge and experience of running tenders across a wide range of goods and services
Track record of negotiating and delivering savings
Previous history of managing contracts and making sure all measures are adhered too.
Ability to influence others (Internal and External) and have good interpersonal skills and able to demonstrate previous experience.
Good standard of IT skills including Excel, Power Point and Word
Experience of using systems such as SAP / P2P / Tendering systems etc.Job Offer

£35,000 per annum

Public Sector benefits package

Hybrid working pattern
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