Assistant Buyer

Job Ref: 59946
Sector: Technology
Job Type: Contract
Date Added: 13 May 2019
  • Hillingdon, London, England, UK Hillingdon London GBR UB8 1UW
  • £175 - £250 per Day
  • Leah Welsby

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We are looking for an assistant buyer to join a team based in Hillingdon on a 6 month contract.

This role will include but not be limited to:

  • Proactively develop relationships with departmental managers in the areas they have responsibility for to promote the procurement contribution
  • To implement Council requisitioning and purchasing policy
  • To resolve invoice discrepancies with Accounts Payable, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Maintain knowledge of current Team Plan and understanding of own contribution in order to deliver the plan
  • Identify and deliver opportunities where procurement can deliver benefit to a department by managing spend more effectively i.e. leveraging common items of spend across the council, consolidating spend with fewer suppliers.

The requirements for this assistant buyer role are:

  • MCIPS (or working towards)
  • Proof of CPD
  • Experience of applying basic procurement strategies, including the identification of risks, key outputs and deliverable
  • Ability to work with a range of procurement systems including E Commerce and E Sourcing
  • Experience of working with procurement processes to ensure value for money is achieved.

Basic knowledge of the following areas of procurement:

  1. Specifications
  2. Sourcing and Supplier Appraisal
  3. Invitations to Tender
  4. Bid evaluation
  5. Award of Contracts
  6. Contract administration
  7. E-procurement
  8. Spend analysis
  9. Bench marking techniques

This 6 month contract is based in Hillingdon on a 6 month contract.

For more information please contact Leah Welsby on 01296 311427 or

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

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