Assistant Buyer

GBP20000 - GBP29000 per annum +
08 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018
Alexander Anderson
Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A buyer role which will assist the sourcing and procurement activity within the procurement team.

The role will provide opportunities to negotiate, evaluate and

Client Details

The client is a leader in the UK finance sector. They have a very long standing foot in the market and are considered one of the UK's best employers. With a focus on customer care, and the enhancement of their investments my client is fantastic place for someone to be nurtured and developed learning both about the sector and procurement.


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, maintain and execute a small portfolio of category strategies in a decentralised procurement environment including Travel
  • Data analysis within categories
  • Administer the supplier evaluation and selection process ensuring compliance to the Sourcing & Procurement Policy & Framework
  • Negotiate with suppliers
  • Support the production of appropriate due diligence
  • Developing strong supplier and stakeholder relationships
  • Managing the Professional Services Spend Authorisation Processes
  • Managing the work load with Legal and stakeholders for contracting and the document execution process
  • Production of reports and presentations for Team


  • Have some technical knowledge of procurement and finance systems (such as Oracle) (Desirable)
  • Have the ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving dynamic financial environment
  • Have proven influencing and negotiation skills
  • basic contract negotiation including implementation, amendments, extensions, disputes
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to the development and progression of the team
  • Have an understanding of risk management practices, clearly identifying risk mitigation actions

Job Offer

The successful candidate would receive a salary of up to £29,000 + Benefits

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