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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Warrington
  • Salary: £40 - 45 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Professional Services
  • Contact: Samantha Clinch
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 707 1516
  • Expiry Date: 22 November 2021
  • Job Ref: 192384SCA

Senior Buyer - Warrington (Hybrid Working) - 6 Months +

Role Description
To lead procurement activities against a predetermined range of goods and services contributing to the overall objectives of the department by adding value and enhancing customer service.

Key Accountabilities
• Assist in the continuous development of the Procurement function towards best practice.
• Identify and deliver value adding opportunities from the supply chain.
• Develop and / or select appropriate contract terms & conditions for a controlled supply set in accordance with authorisation policies.
• Lead negotiations / tender exercises for a predetermined range of goods and services.
• Place contracts / Purchase Orders for assigned supply set, adopting appropriate effective contract management techniques.
• Release higher value Purchase Orders against Outline / Group Agreements.
• Use Agresso to create / amend Purchase Orders.
• Assist in the collation and presentation of procurement based reports.
• Assist individuals with issues and problems on a local site by site basis.
• Line management responsibilities.
• Provide guidance / support to members of the Procurement team and broader community.
• Provide assistance and support to the Procurement Managers as and when required.
• Support Procurement Managers with respect to high value OJEU tenders ensuring compliance with EU procurement directives.

Essential Skills/Qualifications
• Public Sector experience and knowledgeable with Public Contract Regulations
• Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or working towards a Professional membership.
• Degree qualified.
• Minimum of 5 years experience in a procurement environment.
• Ability to understand technical requirements.
• Excellent interpersonal skills – confidence, drive, challenge, influencing skills, communications.

Desirable Skills/Qualifications
• Knowledge of Agresso
• General commercial / business experience.

Senior Buyer - Warrington (Hybrid Working) - 6 Months +