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Buyer

About the role

We are currently looking for a Buyer to join our client, an award-winning, high performing, academic institution based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
As a Buyer, you will be responsible for providing professional, customer-focused and effective buying service ensuring relevant Financial Regulations are adhered to.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the purchasing process from receipt of requirements to placement of the purchase order

  • Run regular and ad hoc contract renewals reports

  • Support the Category Managers and Category Specialists in running the Supplier Relationship Management processes for their selected contracts by running reports, providing data and populating performance dashboards, setting up and attending meetings and preparing meeting notes and actions

  • Support Department Administrator and colleagues in Shared Service to ensure their activity is compliant with the relevant regulations

  • Support the creation and maintenance of purchasing records with the wider Finance Team.

  • Contribute to the Finance Strategy, by organising, planning and prioritising own work activities, and the work of others where appropriate, to ensure short, medium, and long-term objectives are met.

Experience

  • Experience of delivery operational purchasing support, including taking ownership of obtaining approval from all relevant approval groups (IT, Legal, HR, Marketing and Finance) as appropriate

  • Detailed understanding of procurement processes and experience in facilitating complex approval processes as required by defined policies and regulations

  • Experience in dealing with suppliers on a transactional level, requesting quotations and negotiating pricing on these

  • Experience in contract renewal processes of low value/risk/complexity

  • Experience in interpreting basic terms and conditions included on quotations and selecting the appropriate approval process based on this

Benefits

  • 35 days annual leave + bank holidays

  • Excellent employer pension contributions

  • Discounted travel

  • Nurseries and childcare discounts and vouchers

  • Learning and development opportunities

 If you are interested in this Buyer role, click 'apply now' and a member of our team will be in touch!

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