Divisional Buyer

  • Job Reference: OBB-0718
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2018
  • Recruiter: Venn Group
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Salary: £21,000 to £25,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Excellent Pension Scheme
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Venn Group
The specialists in professional interim recruitment

Position: Divisional Buyer
Location: Lancaster
Rate: £21,000 - £25,000  
Duration: Permanent

As a leading recruitment consultancy, Venn Group has been approached by one of its largest Public Sector clients in Carlisle to recruit a Divisional Buyer on a permanent basis


  • Lead a range of procurement projects including planning and selection strategies; tendering and commercial dialogue. Involving close engagement with staff, including clinicians, finance and external stakeholders to achieve a cost effective procurement of materials and/or services

  • Plan, negotiate and deliver a cost reduction work plan for materials and/or services, working closely with clinical/non-clinical staff including senior managers and external stakeholders without compromising quality of service

  • Assess and advise financial implications of Contract awards to all stakeholders, reporting formally on the implications of supplier, service and product changes. Influence key internal stakeholders to accept any recommended product/service changes or if no agreement, escalate to the relevant senior team members

  • To identify and deliver savings and cost reduction opportunities

  • To be the lead integrated procurement expert for allocated and agreed projects within a specified department


  • An generous Pension scheme
  • 27 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Lease car scheme
  • Salary sacrifice

If you are interested in the position, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Olivia Beale or Nick Smith on 0161 830 1830. Alternatively, please forward this to anyone you may know who will be relevant.