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Buyer/Senior Buyer

Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET Salary: 13.00 - 15.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: 3066789
Reed Procurement & Supply Chain is recruiting for an experienced buying or procurement professional to join our client based in Taunton. This is a contract position for a period of 5 months.

The focus of this role is to instigate and control procurement contract projects for client organisations ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and demonstrating best value.

Responsibilities of this role will include: 
- Contributing to the implementation of the procurement strategy and policies for the Trust.
- Establishing and building relationships with a range of suppliers and influencing product category management covering products.
- Implementing project management of the procurement process for contracts.
- Selecting suppliers for sub £100k procurements, instigating and controlling suitable
commercial relationships, implementing and conducting the evaluation process of received
quotation and tender bids.
- Awarding compliant contracts to the successful bidders and the provision of post
tender debriefs, both written, and in person to suppliers.
- Offering advice and guidance to user departments in all matters relating to procurement. 
- Advising on potential sources of product supply to meet the requirements of the Trusts.
- Proactively seeking and implementing opportunities for significant direct and indirect savings and added value through contracting and negotiation.
- Conducting contract reviews and monitoring procedures for all contracts.
- Management of existing contracts including contact with suppliers at management level to resolve problems with supply and associated queries.

The ideal candidate will:
- have familiarity with a variety of procurement routes to market including the use of Framework Agreements and/or OJEU. 
- be experienced in working within a buying or procurement function.
- have strong negotiation and interpersonal skills.

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