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Senior Buyer - 18 Month Fixed Term Contract

£40000 - £50000 per annum

Senior Buyer - 18 month Fixed Term Contact

Salary to £50,000 per annum

North West

Our client are a leading Public Sector body based in the North West of the UK. They are now looking to recruit a Senior Buyer who will lead the procurement and contract management of Strategic Framework Contracts, Innovation Partnerships and Dynamic Purchasing Systems which will support the business in increasing its agility in responding to commercial bids, supporting innovation and delivery operations. Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement, the role will require the post holder to manage multiple stakeholders across several locations, ensuring that the contractual solutions meet their requirements.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with the Head of Procurement and Senior Stakeholders to identify key spend areas which would benefit from increased agility.

  • Prepare and implement Sourcing Strategies, which increase the efficiency of those key spend areas by delivering the most effective contractual route for the category, whether this is through Framework Contracts, Innovation Partnerships, Dynamic Purchasing Systems, or other routes.

  • Lead negotiations / tender exercises.

  • Place contracts and purchase orders, ensuring the contract terms & conditions are appropriate and protect the business and its customer from unnecessary risk.

  • Liaise with Legal Team and other internal Departments.

  • Manage the suppliers and the contracts, ensuring KPI's are monitored and managed appropriately.

  • Identify and deliver value adding opportunities from the supply chain and/or by making internal process improvements to increase the efficiency of the contracts.

Essential Skills/Qualifications

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or working towards a Professional membership.

  • Highly experienced in Managing framework agreements and be the 'go to point' for managing complex/bespoke contracts

  • Demonstrable success in delivering financial and efficiency savings and wider business benefits.

  • Able to work on own initiative, whilst adhering to our clients Procurement Policy & Process

  • Ability to understand and challenge technical requirements.

  • Experience of tendering, negotiating and managing multiple contracts concurrently.

  • Able to evidence exceptional stakeholder management skills, managing disparate and conflicting views to a successful outcome.

  • Experience in a variety of Forms of Contract, including Flowdown from Head Contracts and NEC3

  • Experience in Innovation Partnerships and Dynamic Purchasing Systems

We are Disability Confident and neurodiverse aware. If you have a disability, please tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with your recruitment process

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