Junior Buyer

NHS AfC: Band 2

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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Trinity House
£15,404 - £18,157 pro rata per annum
26/03/2018 23:59

The Procurement Team are looking for an experienced enthusiastic Junior Buyer to join the team to deliver excellent customer service in dealing with telephone and email queries to our customers, ensuring that queries are resolved efficiently and effectively in a timely manner.

To be responsible for the provision, effective management and delivery of a responsive efficient and professional buying service to our organisation. To proactively identify buying patterns and trends where procurement can add value and make efficiency and contribute to Trust cost savings.

To ensure that orders are raised through both electronic systems (Supply Chain and Agresso) providing clear details of goods and service requirements, and adhering to Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs). Challenge requisitioners when requisitions are received in Agresso, and not completed appropriately. If SFI limits are exceeded, the quotation process must be used to adhere to Trust policy of transparency, value for money and open and fair competition.

To obtain value for money for the goods and services purchased by using existing contract arrangements, carrying out competitive quotations and negotiating improved terms wherever possible.

To understand the Trust’s Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions as they relate to Purchasing and ensure compliance with other relevant policies and procedures.

To assist with delivering training across Kent Community Health NHS Trust (KCHT) sites, for both electronic systems, Supply Chain and Agresso.

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to further their knowledge and skills and gain a recognised qualification. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team, gaining valuable work experience. So if you do not have the essential qualification for the role, this may not be an automatic barrier to you being offered an interview. Details on pay and course length can be found in the documents attached to this job advert.

Interviews are scheduled for the 9th April 2018.

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