Transitional Buyer - Procurement Services

Posted 6 August by Sopra Steria

Transitional Buyer - Procurement Services

Location: Salford (M50 2UW)

Contract: Rolling 12 month FTC

Role overview

Working within our Operational Procurement Team based at Salford, you will be responsible for reviewing and sourcing procurement requirements on behalf of our NHS clients, in line with Trust SFIs, procurement guidelines and best practice processes.

You will be confident to liaise with both internal and external customers and suppliers, and resolving issues/queries through the Purchase-to-Pay process adding value to the customer experience.

Key responsibilities

  • Reviewing and sourcing procurement requirements

  • Dealing with internal and external customers

  • Resolving issues and queries

  • Checking contracts

  • Gathering quotes

  • Checking catalogues

  • Following process documents

Essential skills

  • Experience of a busy administrative role in an office environment

  • Excellent customer focus

  • Good standard of education and qualification

  • Excellent organisation skills

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • IT literate with MS Office skills

  • Confident communication and interpersonal skills

  • Positive with a strong work ethic

  • Good attention to detail

Desirable skills

  • Procurement experience

  • NHS experience

About us

Established in 2005, we are now the UK's leading provider of business services to the NHS, which include Finance & Accounting, Procurement and Employment Services. We currently work with 100% of the NHS Commissioning organisations and over a third of NHS Trusts, providing a high level of governance and accountability for around £100 billion of NHS spend annually. We also provide a full range of solutions for NHS Provider organisations, ensuring cost improvements and efficiency savings, as well as improved data management and reporting.

NHS SBS is a unique joint venture between the Department of Health and Sopra Steria. Our mission is delivering £1 billion savings back to the NHS by 2020 and we have already delivered audited savings of over £350m. We provide cost improvements of around 30% for our clients, as well as providing added value solutions.

Visit the NHS SBS website and the NHS SBS LinkedIn company page to find out more.

Required skills

  • Admin
  • Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Public Procurement
  • Transaction

Reference: 35801222

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