Position: Assistant Buyer
Customer: NHS SC
Contract Type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Closing Date for Applications: 20th June 2017
As an Assistant Buyer you will be responsible for ensuring that you provide a supporting role for a range of non-strategic contracts to ensure that operational procurement demands are managed effectively allowing overall business targets to be achieved
Key Responsibilities in this role will include:
To manage contract and supplier performance on low value, not necessarily contracts in line with customer needs aimed at improved delivery and customer satisfaction.
Manage the OJEU tendering process for selected contracts
To be proactive in supplier management in identifying and resolving operational and tactical issues on low value contracts.
To support the delivery of savings to NHS SC customers
To manage the process for product recalls in a timely manner i.e. MHRA or manufacturer recalls
Contribute to the management of the product council and task force groups
To maintain the product database with amendments for existing products, or the introduction of new products
Work closely with other Junior Buyers to ensure consistency and best practice.
Be an active member of the Procurement team, supporting teamwork and joint learning and development initiatives
Contribute to formulation, review and implementation of policies and procedures.
Participate in projects and initiatives as appropriate.
Assist in maintaining own and others' Health, Safety and Security.
Develop own knowledge and skills and provide information to others to help their development e.g category or market area
Create product or service specifications
Analyse the effect of supplier price changes on business margin and NHS SC catalogue prices