Senior Buyer

Undisclosed Company
Berkshire, Bracknell
17 May 2019
20 May 2019
Manpower UK
Job Type

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation. Our client, a blue chip IT company, is currently seeking a Senior Buyer based at Leading Software customer site in Bracknell with some travel to Newbury. This is a Full-time, temporary role.


  • Provides extensive transactional procurement support, focusing on fundamental business, purchasing and financial controls that require a high level of technical expertise.
  • Uses procurement subject matter expertise to solve problems, ensure compliance, and improve processes.
  • Contributes to strategic initiatives and helps implement tactical solutions.
  • Performs and monitors process- oriented tasks as assigned while applying a high level of judgment and experience to align individual and team work with overall strategy; works with minimal guidance and supervision.
  • Collaborates with team and internal partners to ensure established processes are followed, meet compliance requirements, and contribute to organizational goals.
  • Collaborates with teams to maintain and enhance the current business objectives and operational processes.
  • Provides independent, analytic, and tactical support with limited supervision.
  • Apply checklist and process the purchase requisitions in procurement tools; Fallout correction due to system migration(ECF)
  • Basic understanding of PO process workflows, maintain TAT & Accuracy of the PO Process; Drive Productivity improvements, Accuracy scores
  • Liaison between the HPE engagement managers and the staffing suppliers for the acquisition of quality and cost effective Agency Contractors.
  • Workflow management- Ensure proper allocation of volumes done on various Roles & Categories on daily basis (Production planning and work load allocation)
  • First point of escalation for the team; One point contact for issues relating to team and within the team
  • Making decisions with respect to the day-to-day processes followed within the team. Disseminating information to the team; Train new joiners
  • Creates documentation capturing the process specifics and training material for the team
  • Ensure delivery of process output as per agreed SOW Commitments
  • Has a flair for numbers, high-end metrics reporting & creating presentations
  • Should have the ability to present & articulate the metrics scorecards and dashboards in Domain reviews, capture MOM, track action items and drive them to Closure.
  • Responsible to maintain all the Records and reporting of the team; Responsible for getting the team ready for any internal/external audit
  • Has the ability to understand business metrics performance and comes up with solutions, improvement projects.
  • Evaluating the existing risks and controls and closure of gap; Implementing quality controls within the process to deliver per customer expectation
  • Escalate unresolved issues to relevant stake holders; Demonstrate ability to do basic troubleshooting of computer applications
  • Processing payments to the bank with the agreed timelines and resolve any payment issues such as fallouts to ensure timely payment; Review and Process limit exception and policy exception and application requests.
  • Acting as a liaison between the card holders and the bank for resolving any issues
  • Cancellations, reactivation, block/unblock cards, modification to card limits, MCC restrictions, cash advance; any modification to company related data like Cost Center, EID
  • Resolve day to day issued raised by the EEM team such as wrong employee numbers to be updated; duplicate accounts, card issuance; card replacements; card reinstatements; double payments; credit balance refunds; balances & reconciliations of accounts; balance inquiries; overdue accounts; ad hoc maintenance
  • Responsible for the recording keeping of Cardholder Agreement Forms, original applications, account numbers.
  • Ensure on time completion of Pcard transaction Audits and implement non consequences model, also keeping track of Non Compliance from card holders

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Typically 4-6 years of experience in procurement delivery operations.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong understanding of process workflows, basic business and financial controls, and procurement processes.
  • Excellent analytical and technical aptitude.
  • Strong business application skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office tools
  • Good understanding of corporate compliance.
  • Basic project management skills
  • Good understanding of Quality concepts and tools used (Eg: Lean, 6 sigma)
  • Works across a single function supporting multiple countries and/or commodities.
  • Assigned complex level procurement, business, and/or financial responsibilities.

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