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Purchasing Assistant - Administrator

Posted 17 April by Bupa Ended

Are you looking to reach your potential in 2018?

If you are looking for a new challenge or to start out your career in a supportive opportunity to flourish within a diverse environment, this is the place for you. We are looking for an exceptional and enthusiastic individual to join our Purchasing Team on a permanent contract based in Kensington.

This exciting opportunity would ideally suit a recent Graduate with a Degree in a discipline relating to Finance, Business or IT. 1st Class Graduates in any discipline with good IT skills including Microsoft Excel will also be strongly considered.

Or

An experienced Purchasing Assistant / Administrator with a minimum of two years in a Purchasing to Process Ordering role.

In this position, you will act as the glue between local Operations, Purchasing and any related payable processes. You will develop your skills and knowledge to become a Local Subject Matter Expert on the Purchase order process so that you can support and drive ownership of the end to end process.


This is a busy position in a team that is central to everything within the hospital. We have a fantastic team and we want you to enjoy working with us! As well as a competitive salary, we will offer you our enviable benefits package which includes, Bupa health insurance, pension scheme, 25 days holiday and many more!


If you would like to join this team, we look for you to:

Experience in a similar position or an interest in Purchasing/Inventory/Stock control

Understanding in ERP systems - Purchasing or Payables processes would be desirable

Confident working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Ability to cope under pressure and in a busy environment

Team player

Willingness to go above and beyond in your position

Role Responsibilities and Duties:

Optimise the ordering process between Suppliers and the Hospital, managing and improving data flows.

Support and drive ownership to minimise the number of matched exceptions

Be pro-active in identifying and proposing any changes required to improve Procure to pay processes and minimise manual tasks.

Ensure compliance to Bupa UK Procurement Policy unless by exception.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30th April 2018. However, if you are interested in this opportunity you are strongly advised to apply for this post as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close this advertisement as soon as sufficient applications are received.

About The Bupa Cromwell Hospital and Bupa

Located in the heart of Kensington, Bupa Cromwell Hospital is an international hospital committed to providing the highest quality healthcare for our patients. We are the preferred health care provider for leading consultants, complex patients, international and local patients alike. We deliver an unparalleled patient experience, tailored to cultural needs and are continuously improving best practice.

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our status, as a company limited by guarantee with no shareholders, enables us to make our customers our focus, reinvesting our profits to provide more and better healthcare for current and future customers.

We employ over 86,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Hong Kong, Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, New Zealand and the US.

Around 70% of our revenue is from health insurance, with the rest from health and care provision. We fund healthcare around the world and run clinics, dental centres, hospitals, care homes and retirement villages in a number of countries.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com


Required skills

  • Oracle
  • Purchasing
  • Assistant
  • Graduate
  • Administration
  • Peoplesoft
  • Process to Payment

Reference: 34924201

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