Band 3 Procurement Buyer

Your World Recruitment Ltd
London (Greater)
10 Oct 2018
08 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 3 Procurement Buyer

I am currently recruiting for experienced Procurement Administrator to help ensure that an effective and efficient procurement service is provided to end users within the Trust. To make sure that all orders are processed correctly and usage trends quickly spotted and cost savings achieved

Location: Rainham, Essex

Temporary: Expected to last 2 months with possible extension

Hours per week: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £10.35 (Umbrella) or £9.00 per hour (PAYE)

The successful role holder will be responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks and be able to:

* Spot trends and analyse product/equipment/service/maintenance usage to identify repeat purchases to aggregate spend

* Support activity on contracting/tendering for goods and services

* Organise the processing of purchase order activity to ensure user needs are met, taking into consideration, price, quality, maintenance charges, delivery time etc.

* Provide management information when required to support work of contracting teams

* Arranging verbal and written competitive quotations to achieve best value purchases and persuade suppliers to offer lower prices

* Research alternative products to meet user needs and deliver best value and persuade users to trial more affordable consumables

* Identify and discuss own development and training needs to meet agreed job competencies with Senior Operational Buyer

* Action urgent requests to ensure product availability to facilitate delivery of front-line services, and adjusting priorities to meet users’ needs

* Analyses, explains and presents complex purchasing and contentious information in support of competitive quotes to select best value purchasing options for the Trust and persuade users of the cost benefit of contract products

* Prepares computerised purchase orders by inputting data onto electronic purchase order/finance systems to meet users’ deadlines

* Authorises purchase orders for medium value goods and services

Day to day administration:

* Comply with agreed administrative procedures and protocols in line with best procurement practice, referring problems to Senior Operational Buyer as necessary

* Maintain up-to-date knowledge of policy, protocol and agreed procedures in respect of day-to-day purchasing, seeking clarification as necessary

* Ensure all orders are checked for accuracy prior to despatch to suppliers

* Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, purchasing policies and procedures as directed by Senior Operational Buyer

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