Operational Buyer

  • Location
    Manchester, Manchester
  • Salary
    £23,754.00/Year
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Education Administration
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Education and Childcare
  • External Reference
    JN-102021-211733

The role is fixed term to provide cover for existing resource seconded to a project to upgrade the finance system. You will assist in supporting the effective running of the Central Procurement Office (CPO) helping with a range of administrative activities as well a key office systems. In addition you will undertake work with Oracle Finance system.


You will work alongside our existing Systems and Information Officer within the small professional procurement team. The role requires you to use a number of core systems essential to the smooth operation of procurement activities in general and the Central Procurement Office in particular. You will be comfortable working with IT systems to analyze data, run reports and queries on both a routine and an ad hoc basis.


You will have experience providing high quality administrative support to a busy office and assisting colleagues to deliver their duties as well as maintaining a range of office records. Excellent organisational abilities and interpersonal skills, a service ethos, a collaborative working approach and self-motivation will be needed to be successful in this role. We are currently working remotely and you need to be comfortable in delivering high quality work flexibly until we return physically to the University campus.


You will possess a sound working knowledge and experience of the MS Office suite including a high degree of familiarity with Excel, Access and Visio. Experience with financial systems (especially Oracle Financials) and 'procure to pay' processes would be advantageous.

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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