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Assistant Buyer (16657)

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Position: Assistant Buyer
Location: Leeds (Flexible working available)
Contract Type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Salary: FROM £22,000
Shift pattern: Monday-Friday office hours
Closing Date: 29/05/2022 (subject to change)

We are looking for a Buyer Assistant  who has an understanding of procurement, who is confident in engaging with stakeholders at multiple levels,  and most of all who is driven to provide the best experience for our customers and is passionate about delivering value to the NHS to join our Radiotherapy Team.

Do you want to help make a difference to the NHS?

Well, if you do, then here at DHL/NHS Supply Chain we are looking for people to come and work in an agile, entrepreneurial organisation where your passion, personality and drive matter as much as your experience.

What do we want?

We have a variety of roles that cover procurement, change management, clinical engagement, and business development. But what we really want is people who share our desire to be the best we can be.

What will you be doing?

You'll be working within the fastest growing medical device procurement organisation in the UK. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you'll ensure that the NHS benefit from receiving the best medical devices at the lowest cost, guaranteeing that people like you and us have access to the latest and best performing technology available.

  • Supporting Buyers in day-to-day category management, helping identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • To be proactive in supplier management, identifying and resolving operational issues, with the support of the Buyer/Senior Buyer.
  • Provide reports and management information, such as supplier performance reports, to support supplier meetings and business decisions.
  • Managing system and range changes e.g. product/price changes
  • Resolve invoice queries
  • Managing central inbox and responding to queries
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as appropriate
  • Be an active member of the Procurement team, supporting teamwork and joint learning and development initiatives

Who are we?

Employed by DHL to work as part of our NHS Supply Chain. NHS Supply Chain provide patient-focused healthcare products and supply chain services to the UK's National Health Service.

We're also a friendly bunch from a multitude of backgrounds all with a shared passion and knowledge, that working together is how we succeed

 What do we offer?

  • A competitive package
  • Flexibility to work in both an office and home environment
  • Support to help you develop and succeed in reaching your potential

As a DHL employee you'll have access to a wide variety of benefits aimed at enhancing your wellbeing both at home and at work, from a free and confidential 24/7 GP Service and Employee Assistance Programme to affordable loans, simple savings and financial education. You and your family can also access our mental health app on the go, free mortgage and Will advise as well as hundreds of retail and lifestyle discounts. We also offer yearly free flu jabs and give you access to our Private Medical Insurance through AXA Health. All this and more is hosted on our Benefits platform which you will have access as a DHL Employee.

You won't find another job like the one you'll find with DHL Supply Chain. Now, what do we need form you?

  • Procurement background
  • IT literate and proficient in MS Office applications, including Excel at an intermediate level
  • Attention to detail
  • Admin experience within a fast paced environment
  • Ability to multi-task and re-organise workload around priorities
  • Strong inter-personal skill

What you'll need to do next?

If you have a proven track record of achievement to match the requirements for this role and you are looking for your next career move, simply apply online ensuring that a full up to date CV is attached with your application.

We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.

The Company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation.

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