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Senior Buyer

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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