JOB TITLE: Buyer; Procurement Executive (2 year FTC)


Industry : Commercial & Finance Job Location : Manchester
Job Reference : 11333AH Job Category : Purchasing and Procurement
Employment Type : Contract Posted : 13/02/2015
 
Salary & Benefits : £24000 - £28000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



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Job Summary

Job Title: Buyer; Procurement Executive (2 year fixed term contract) Great opportunity to gain buying and procurement experience within a large, high profile organisation. Location: Manchester Salary: £24k - £28k (dependent upon experience) The Role Bluefire Consulting are recruiting for a Buyer; Procurement Executive to source, negotiate and order from a range of suppliers whilst minimising expenditure for a large academic organisation based in Manchester.


Job Description

Job Title: Buyer; Procurement Executive (2 year fixed term contract)
Great opportunity to gain buying and procurement experience within a large, high profile organisation.
Location: Manchester
Salary: £24k - £28k (dependent upon experience)

The Role
Bluefire Consulting are recruiting for a Buyer; Procurement Executive to source, negotiate and order from a range of suppliers whilst minimising expenditure for a large academic organisation based in Manchester. Main duties of the Buyer; Procurement Executive role will include:
*Analysing current expenditure, spotting opportunities to reduce costs without compromising quality of the service/product
*Working closely with non-procurement departmental staff to assess spending requirements
*Benchmarking exercises to ensure an up to date knowledge of the relevant market places
*Negotiating with suppliers to obtain competitive prices
*Training budget holders to ensure appropriate devolved procurement decisions are reached
*Organising tendering, evaluation, placement and monitoring contracts

The Candidate
As a successful Buyer; Procurement Executive you must be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar buying or procurement position with an excellent working knowledge of procurement legislation. Educated to degree/NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent) a CIPS membership or similar accreditation is essential.
Alongside this a Buyer; Procurement Executive needs to possess excellent communication, analytical and numeracy skills with high levels of commercial awareness. The client is looking for a Buyer; Procurement Executive who is really energetic and enthusiastic with a passion for developing their purchasing and procurement skills.

The Opportunity
The client is a globally recognised academic organisation who can provide excellent structure and learning experiences for a dynamic Buyer; Procurement Executive. You will be placed within a fast-paced, hardworking procurement team which sits within a bustling finance department and will gain exposure to a variety of procurement sources, management systems and suppliers.

Bluefire Consulting Ltd is a recruitment agency working on behalf of our client.
Your application will be reviewed by the consultants of Bluefire Consulting Ltd. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Reference: 11333AH


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Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Purchasing and Procurement recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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