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NHS Solutions Buyer

Undisclosed Company
Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne
Up to £10.70 per hour
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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Manpower are currently recruiting for a NHS Solutions Buyer position in Newcastle to assist in the procurement of goods and services for the NHS in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Candidates will be tasked with resolving discrepancies, queries and holds liaising with suppliers, finance and the receipting officer.

PAY RATE - £10.70 p/h

HOURS OF WORK - 37.5 hours Mon-Fri




  • Non Stock Revenue Purchasing activity associated with ad-hoc purchases i.e., purchase orders, quotations etc

  • Creation and conversion of Requisition Data into Purchase Orders on the ORACLE Cloud System

  • Call off routine orders against previously negotiated contracts and purchasing agreements

  • Maintain purchasing/contracts data on Purchase Order system

  • Respond to routine customer enquiries on product details, availability, returns etc

  • Seek 'best buy' opportunities by considering alternative products/source of supply

  • Use most efficient and cost effective process to procure goods and services, including the use of purchase cards

  • Report savings in line with Company Strategies currently in place

  • Support Materials Management Team when requires


  • Responsible for the procurement of goods and services required by the Company in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. Analyses and makes judgements on purchasing options on routine low value orders to obtain best value.

  • Plans own workload to ensure order requests and other tasks (some of which are on-going) are processed within agreed targets, making judgements on priorities and when to refer to managers. Works to daily and weekly timetables. Assists senior staff as and when required.

  • The post holder will follow detailed departmental policies and operational procedures..

  • Responsible for the purchase of goods and services and some physical assets including on a company purchase card


* Must possess a significant level of interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of groups, both inside and outside the Company

* Must have the ability to meet deadlines, set priorities and manage to meet objectives

* Must have keyboard and data input skills

* Must be able to work with minimal or no supervision

* Working knowledge of purchasing ordering systems

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of programs

* Working knowledge of the Oracle Purchasing System is

* Knowledge of NHS

* A valid driving licence


* Previous experience of working in a Supplies / Procurement environment

* Previous experience of working with and across different Service Areas

Qualification :

* NVQ level 3/Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Foundation Stage or equivalent experience

* The Post holder should be undertaking a programme of continuous professional development or be prepared to study for a recognised professional qualification

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