Greater Manchester, England
£35000 - £45000 per annum
Sellick Partnership have been engaged to appoint a Senior Buyer for a well-established Public Sector organisation in the Greater Manchester area. The organisation has identified the need for additional resource following a busy period, and requires interim support for 3 months. The Senior Buyer will be responsible for one direct report and will lead on allocated and self-identified projects and programmes.
Key areas of the role of Senior Buyer:
* Support the senior Procurement manager to ensure that a cost-efficient purchasing programme is developed and maintained to achieve financial saving targets
* Lead a designated work stream to lead on projects (both self-identified and allocated)
* Deliver to tight deadlines and timescales
* Identify and lead on the delivery of cost reduction and savings
* Ensure compliance with OJEU legislation, UK law and Public Sector Procurement Guidance
* Plan strategies, tendering and commercial dialogue and lead on these as and when required
* Assess the cost implication of Contract awards
* Formulate and deliver a cost-saving work-plan
* Lead on commercial negotiations with suppliers
The ideal Candidate will demonstrate:
* A commercial awareness and understanding for allocated divisions and projects
* Previous experience of line management
* Previous experience of e-Tendering systems
* Competency and ability to use Procurement Information systems (E.g. Oracle, Delta, GHX)
* Ability to liaise with key stakeholders of varying levels
* Understanding and experience of managing the full procurement lifecycle
The ideal candidate for Senior Buyer will have previous experience within a similar role, ideally within the Public Sector, will have managed the full procurement lifecycle and be well-versed with OJEU legislation and UK law.
If you would like more information on this position, please call Lauren Newell or Stephanie Tasker.
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