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We are currently recruiting for Buyer position for our NHS client in Ascot.


To buy, from external suppliers, effectively, economically and in accordance with Trust SFI's the goods and services the Trust needs to discharge its core function with particular emphasis on Capital and Furniture purchases.


Non-Medical Purchases

1.1 To provide advice on procurement and supplies matters relating to procurement within the non-medical field to clinicians, managers and staff.
1.2 Keep fully abreast of products available in the non-medical healthcare markets being especially aware of those suppliers who form part of the NHS national contracts.
1.3 Have knowledge of (or know where to find) the Trust policy regarding medical equipment purchases and be able to apply these to all relevant Purchase Order.
1.4 Be able to make necessary adjustments on the Trust's e-Procurement system to reflect the charging of Capital purchases.
1.5 Be the Trust's expert on the furnishings and fittings market as they relate to the stocking of clinical areas.

Financial Limits
* Be aware of Trust, Governmental and EU rules regarding procurement knowing:

- When competitive quotations must be obtained and how to obtain them

- When competitive tenders must be let and how to let them

- When EU procurement rules apply and who is responsible for applying them.

Selection of Suppliers
2.1 Be aware of all rules governing supplier selection.
2.2 Have detailed knowledge both of the capabilities of all the Trust's regular suppliers and of where goods not available through normal supply sources may be obtained.
2.3 Cultivate working relationships with buyers in appropriate Procurement Hubs and national purchasing organisations such as Crown Commercial Services to ensure that the latest market intelligence is available for deployment in the Trust's best interests.
2.4 Ensure that evidence is available in respect of each requisition processed, which demonstrates the benchmarking process that has led to the selection of the chosen supplier.

Technical Criteria
* When buying medical equipment be aware which must, in the interests of patient and staff safety, be subject to a pre-purchase questionnaire (PPQ) and how to obtain the PPQ.

Placing an Order
Be familiar with the Trust's eProcurement system especially with regard to being able:
2.1 To input correctly the P/O appropriate to the situation
2.2 To check in detail the P/O against the original requisition
2.3 To correctly despatch the order by the most appropriate means

Start ASAP - 23rd November 2022, 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday with £13/h.

If you have previous experience please apply
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