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Buyer – Project Services / Indirect

Location: EAST LONDON, LONDON Salary: 25000 - 35000 GBP Per Annum, inc benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 3
Posted: 4 months ago Reference: 3061209
Who are we looking for?
Buyer – Project Services / Indirect

About the Employer
Board of Authority providing free and fair advice to customers across the financial industry.

About the Role

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will help deliver the procurement strategy and policy across the organisation. You’ll assist and support the work of the procurement team by providing advice and guidance to a wide range of stakeholders, preparing tender documentation and reports, managing the administration of procurement projects and approving certain procurement activities.

Role Accountabilities
Maintaining and managing relationships with stakeholders and suppliers to contribute to procurement projects
Running our request for proposal (RFP) and request for quotation (RFQ) processes
Maintaining records, reports and supplier contracts and getting new suppliers up and running whilst demonstrating you have an eye for detail
Analysing information taken from our purchase to pay system and using your skills to identify opportunities to source alternative suppliers and reduce our costs
Configuring tender events on our e-procurement tool, and managing any tender queries that may arise you’ll also be helping to draft tender documentation and evaluation reports
Contributing to the successful completion of procurement projects by providing support and guidance to colleagues
Analysing our available data to create reports for senior managers on the progress of the procurement team’s work
Maintaining and updating procurement’s operational activities – these include the contract register, project planning tool, procurement mailbox and administering new and existing contracts
Maintaining and updating the internet and intranet content relating to procurement to make sure all content is relevant and up to date
Forming good working relationships with your stakeholders and understanding what it is they need from you
Taking personal responsibility for delivering on your objectives in line with our values

Ideal Candidate
Having a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular with complex data in Excel and writing reports in Word
Having experience and knowledge of public sector procurement would be desirable but is not essential
Working towards or holding accreditation in CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) would be desirable
Using your strong numeracy (and Excel) skills to analyse data
Using your communications skills to guide a range of internal and external stakeholders through a process, ideally around procurement
Being inquisitive and able to think logically – you’ll understand and identify with our key stakeholder needs and queries
Using your skills to juggle several pieces of work at once – you’ll be working on a range of projects at any given time
Working well with your colleagues – you’ll know what it means to be a good team player
Being able to work on your own without the need for close supervision and able to make your own decisions within your particular area

Salary Permanent salary ranging from £30000- 35000

ARE YOU THE ONE WE ARE LOOKING FOR? COULD THIS BE THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR CAREER? IF SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH – FORWARD YOUR CV TO

Chris.hunt@reedglobal.com , https://uk.linkedin.com/in/chris-hunt-03b24022





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