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Senior Buyer (Belfast City Centre)

Greater Belfast
£35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Over 4 weeks ago

Senior Buyer (Belfast City Centre)

My client, a highly successful Global organisation based in Belfast City Centre has a brand new opportunity for a Buyer to join their busy team on a permanent basis. The Buyer will be focused on delivering a functional end to end procurement process with particular focus on delivering an effective contract database. The Senior Buyer will also be responsible for the oversight and delivery of ongoing tender activity within the Procurement function.


Duties include:

  • Procurement – Supplier on boarding, purchase requests, renewals and receipting
    • Manage contract renewals – engage with suppliers and business stakeholders, conduct RFI/RFP as appropriate and appointment of new suppliers
    • Be able to communicate to both internal stakeholders – accounts payable and purchase requestors
    • Standardise, simplify and automate contract storage, retention and compliance to of data management policies
    • Development management information reports on contract renewals and contract performance data
    • Integrate procurement spend data and order history into contract database
    • Ensure all open purchase orders are reviewed, receipted and closed out on a regular basis, including month end close
    • Ensure an appropriate requisition and subsequent PO are raised for all suppliers based on the PO matrix
    • Be custodians of the procurement policy and best practice including no PO, no pay principles
    • Identify opportunities to improve systems towards target state and prioritisation to positively influence successful outcomes
  • Communication and Leadership
    • Participate in renewals and seek opportunities to drive best practice in the business by ensuring appropriate purchase order to raised
    • Deliver effective updates to key business stakeholders throughout the procurement process
  • Change, Risk and Issue Management
    • Identify and escalate risks as appropriate
    • Identify tools and methodologies to improve the effectiveness of the procurement process

The Ideal Person:

  • Degree educated or significant experience in a supply chain or procurement environment
  • Demonstrable experience in supplier negotiation
  • Raising purchase orders and approving invoices
  • Oracle or equivalent systems experience
  • Experience of a contracts management tool
  • Experience of processing medium to high volume purchase orders
  • Technical knowledge in an area relevant to procurement:
    • Benchmarking of suppliers
    • Supplier on boarding
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, in particular Excel


£35,000 – £40,000

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Business Support job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Laura McFarlane in the strictest confidence on 02890 330 250

Job Reference: Lam5219_1549388396

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