Band 5 Buyer

  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Purchasing and Procurement
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing

We are urgently looking for a Buyer and Senior Buyer to work for a public sector client in Davyhulme.

It is an exciting role for an immediate start


* Support Purchasing and Senior Purchasing Managers in the delivery of a designated divisional/category purchasing portfolio in our clinical or non-clinical Purchasing teams.

* Contribute to the success of the Purchasing team and the wider Procurement and Ecommerce department.

* Support and deliver projects/savings to achieve the agreed performance targets.

* Assist in enabling purchasing projects to be effectively delivered, in accordance with Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs), Procurement Procedures and legislation, demonstrating value for money through efficiency, compliance and probity.

* This role has a degree of autonomy to manage own workload on a day to day basis.

The post holder will be responsible for acting substantially on own initiative within broad direction set by the Senior Purchasing Team.

* Deputise as appropriate for Senior Buyers / Purchasing Managers.

* Supervise the Assistant Buyers.


* Provide dedicated support to the Purchasing team in the delivery of Divisional Workplans/ Savings plans, across all areas of non-pay expenditure for goods/services including capital and revenue finance streams.

* Support Divisions/Directorates in ensuring compliance for Trust Standing Financial Instructions and adherence to Procurement Law/Guidance.

* Working under the direction of the senior team undertake and deliver an agreed range of individual purchasing projects in achievement of Personal Objectives/Savings targets.

* Ensure that any procurement activity is undertaken in a timely manner to ensure continuity of supply essential to patient care.

* Identify cash releasing savings, cost avoidance and value for money, ensuring whole life costing is considered, in accordance with the agreed work plan and short notice projects.

* Analysis of all non-pay expenditure to identify opportunities for cost savings and supply chain efficiency's from the standardisation, rationalisation and variety reduction of products and services across the Trust.

* Contribute to the professional development of the Trust Purchasing team. Promote closer working relationships between procurement and supply chain colleagues.

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