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Technician Purchasing & Plant (Buyer)

Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Leicestershire County Council, Arbor Road, Croft, Leicestershire, LE93GE 


Closing date:10 April 2020 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

Grade 8 – Technician - Purchasing & Plant
Salary Range £21,591 - £23,838 p.a.
Responsible for providing supply chain management and a compliant procurement service for Highways Delivery. To hire, lease or purchase items of plant and/or materials required for the delivery of revenue and capital programmes of highway works. To manage the stock, distribution and maintenance service history of owned plant items.
The role will cover (but not be limited to):
  • Carrying out all purchasing for Highways Delivery ensuring compliance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules, EU Procurement rules and Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
  • Maintaining auditable reports of purchasing activities including “3 quotes” process.
  • Processing procurement opportunities via the electronic portal (Due North) as required by contract procurement rules.
  • Assisting with contract & supplier management of LCC supply contracts.
  • Providing support to operational teams by receiving and processing requisitions for goods and services, creating purchase orders in the Oracle e-business suite, and expediting delivery.
  • Arranging plant and material deliveries and/or collections, including on/off hires, and to liaise with internal stores operations to ensure the efficient and effective collection of stock lines and other consumables.
  • Being the first point of contact for client and operational teams to access services offered by the Procurement team. To act as an ambassador for the team.
Essential requirements:
  • GCSE Grades A-C or equivalent in English and Maths (e.g. NVQ level 2). NVQ Level 3 in a subject relevant to the business area or BTEC ONC or Diploma in a technical or administrative field
Or Demonstrable evidence of the skills and experience as outlined below, together with a commitment to attain the essential qualifications
  • Experience of working in the highway maintenance, construction industry &/or a purchasing environment.
  • Have worked in an office environment using word processors, spreadsheets, databases and Microsoft Office Software suite.
  • Have worked with financial systems (e.g. Oracle)
  • Experienced in problem solving & analysing information, proactive planning and organisation
  • Have knowledge of administrative functions in an office environment, including the operation of procurement contracts.
  • Have good verbal and written communication & organisational skills and have the ability to prioritise work. Be willing to be flexible, learn and undertake a variety of different tasks
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Andy Cryer, Tel: 0116 305 8253 Email: andy.cryer@leics.gov.uk                    
Leicestershire County Council is committed to Smarter Working and understands the benefits of supporting employees to manage their work and life balance, whilst meeting the needs of the service.    
We are supportive of flexible working and candidates who wish to discuss this should contact Andy Cryer to discuss what is possible for this role. We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
Please apply sending us your CV as well a supporting statement, detailing how you meet the requirements of the post. The supporting statement should be no longer than 500 words, should cover where you meet or exceed the essential criteria in the Person Specification and be incorporated into your CV, to form a single document.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form, please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk 

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