Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer / Exeter / Temporary 3-6 Months / 13.00 - 17.50 Per Hour Dependant On Experience.

My client, a leading not for profit organisation, now require a Senior Buyer to join their team at the earliest opportunity. The successful candidate will assist in providing an efficient and effective procurement service to the client as well as further organisations to which the procurement service is contracted.

Key Duties-

To act as an ambassador for the Procurement Department and promote benefits to all customers
To ensure high standards of performance, quality and courtesy are achieved and maintained with customer and suppliers
To develop, negotiate and manage cost effective procurement contracts in support of the clients financial and procurement programmes
To advise users / budget holders on procurement policies and procedures
To undertake purchasing activities and organise medium / high value contracts including both goods and services contracts
To proactively monitor usage trends in support of compliance with commitment to contract terms, enabling achievement of cost savings.

Required Experience-

Previous Public Sector & OJEU experience
Driven and Committed to Change Management
Experience and sound working knowledge / understanding of procurement
Experience in negotiation, benchmarking and tendering activities
Excellent negotiation, contact management and supplier development skills
Ability to analyse data and disseminate information to determine best value for money
Good written and verbal communication skills
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Job Type : Temporary/Seasonal

Location : Exeter

Salary : 13.00 - 17.50 p hour

Date Advertised : 17 Jan 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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