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Job Category:

Sourcing and Procurement


United Kingdom

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Sourcing Procurement Analyst - Medekit, Mitcheldean

UHG - MITCHELDEAN, Great Britain, United Kingdom

Posted: 11/12/2018

We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) 


Reporting to the Medekit Operations Manager, this role involves supporting the client relations, bid and purchasing teams through the sourcing of new suppliers and products.  Furthermore the negotiation of prices and preparation of quotes tenders and bids.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Issue invitations to bid, requests for proposal, requests for quotation to existing and potential suppliers

  • Research potential suppliers and products

  • Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers

  • Create and maintain good relationships with new and potential suppliers

  • Receive purchase requests from various departments and obtain price quotes from suppliers

  • Review prices and product specifications from various suppliers to determine which product and specification meets a client requirement and would provide the best value

  • Determine sale prices based on market research and bench-marking against competitors and negotiate with suppliers to ensure strong and competitive pricing

  • Answer supplier and customer queries

  • Investigate and resolve product queries from the Customer Service Team and Operations Teams

  • Provide assistance and support to the Purchasing and Supply department

  • Any other duties as requested by Line Manager

Required Qualifications:

  • Purchasing/procurement experience, ideally in a medical or healthcare background
  • Understanding of supply chain procedures
  • Strong Microsoft Excel experience including creating pivot tables and graphs
  • Excellent communication skills both written and on the phone
  • Excellent Organizational skills and ability to multitask when differing business demands
  • Ability to effectively problem-solve
  • Ability to work on own initiative but also a team player
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines with very good attention to detail

Please note you must currently be eligible to work and remain indefinitely without any restrictions in the country to which you are making an application. Proof will be required to support your application.  


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Job Keywords: Sourcing Procurement Analyst, supply chain, quotes, tenders, bids, medical supplies, client relationships, healthcare, Microsoft excel, pivot tables, graphs, Mitcheldean, UK, United Kingdom

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