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Junior Buyer

Location: UK - Hatfield | Job-ID: 86921 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Purchasing & Supply Chain


Job Description – Junior Buyer - Indirect

This role offers an excellent opportunity to gain experience of indirect procurement processes and systems.  You will be responsible for managing your own suppliers and associated administrative processes and procedures.


Main Responsibilities

  • Develop relationships with designated indirect suppliers to ensure competitive pricing and service levels are achieved
  • Manage supplier invoicing ensuring invoices are cleared on time and internal controls are adhered to
  • Carry out regular reviews of alternative suppliers and provide written reports on findings with recommendations
  • Approval and vetting of orders raised our procurement system and creation of Purchase Orders
  • Provide end user support and guidance for internal web-based procurement systems
  • Internal process control and monitoring.
  • Assist with preparation of tender documentation for key services and supplies
  • Provide administrative support to Indirect Procurement team
  • Ensure procurement processes and procedures are maintained and adhered to by the business
  • Maintain accurate records to enable production of regular department and supplier performance reports, including monthly supplier expenditure and savings reports
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable to ensure all invoice queries are dealt with effectively and promptly


The Ideal Candidate

  • Excellent IT literacy and skills including MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience of SRM and SAP
  • Commercial acumen
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines, in a fast paced environment; able to work independently and prioritise tasks
  • Confident with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, able to resolve complex problems
  • Fluent in English with excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Exacting attention to detail, planning and organisational skills
  • Maintaining excellent attendance and time keeping standards
  • Working well as part of a team with colleagues and management
  • Experience of working in a corporate head office environment, ideally within Procurement
  • Studying towards MCIPS



Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


Interested in joining a company with a strong sense of community?


We’re growing. We’re hiring. We encourage. We empower. We support.

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