Senior Buying Solutions Officer

  • Location
    Woking, Surrey
  • Salary
    £ 14.44 - £ 22 / Hour
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

This is an exciting opportunity to join our client as a Senior Buying Solutions Officer in the area of Surrey.

Start date: ASAP
Hours: 36 hours
Salary: To be discussed
3 Months

Ensure orders meet the requirements of Procurement Standing Orders and supplementary guidance, such that goods and services bought on behalf of our client represent best value for money. Provide purchasing administration, advice and guidance in order to support effective delivery of front line services. Responsible for supporting customers across services, advising on the most appropriate way to buy the goods or services they require.

Analysis, Reporting & Documentation * Prepare reports/statistics/briefings to meet statutory/management information requirements. * Recommend improvements and support implementation to systems, processes and procedures, ensuring best practice is shared across the team.

Service Delivery * Deliver a range of administrative and/or customer/consultancy services in support of existing systems or processes to agreed standards, to maximise service quality and continuity. May authorise transactions where appropriate. * Respond to and resolve enquiries and problems, judging when to pass on complex queries or involve others, to provide an effective service and clear advice to colleagues and customers.
Planning & Organising * Provide comprehensive support to a group of senior staff, ensuring confidentiality, effectively organising internal and external activities/events to support the delivery of efficient services. * Plan and prioritise own work activities for the weeks ahead, to ensure operational efficiency. Respond effectively to changing demands, adjusting priorities as needed.
Finance/Resource Management * Maintain financial, and/or stock records, and review data to contribute to resource planning.

* Educated to A level or equivalent, or able to evidence ability at an equivalent level.
* Relevant HR, Management, business administration or financial qualification to NVQ Level 3/4, or able to evidence knowledge and understanding of relevant disciplines. Willingness to study for a relevant professional qualification if appropriate. * For some roles a relevant degree may be required.
* Good IT skills.
* Ability to work with others to achieve objectives and improve customer service.
* Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to build sound relationships with customers to improve customer service. * High level administrative/organisational and analytical skills.
* Ability to prioritise and plan own workload in the context of conflicting priorities and work on own initiative.
* A methodical approach to information gathering, recording and reporting.
* Previous relevant work experience. * Experience of maintaining and improving business/ database systems/secretarial processes and systems (as appropriate).

Consultant: Sarah Gillan Telephone: 01782 349135

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Please apply with your CV to: Sarah Gillan