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Senior Buyer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 9040
  • Published: Thu 13/02/2020, 13:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 23/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,836 - £26,459 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Chicksands, Shefford, Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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Senior Buyer

Team: Buying Function - Procurement

Job Family: Providing - CBG8 M
Salary: £23,836 - £26,459 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Priory House, Shefford or Watling House, Dunstable

Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 23rd February 2020

Interview Date: 9th - 12th March 2020

More about the role:

The new Buyer Function will support all of the Council’s requirements to procure required products, works and services. As such you will be a key player in ensuring the Council Directorates are able to supply greatly needed services to the residents of Central Bedfordshire. The role supports the strategic objectives of enabling internal service areas to establish and deliver their strategies through the buying services that you will provide. So, find your greatness and in this fast moving and dynamic team.

You will ensure purchase orders are created and maintained to meet the needs identified and received from service areas. You will support requisitioners and challenge where needed. You will identify best value suppliers from existing preferred routes to market and source new suppliers where needed. . You will be motivated to run a team of buyers, provide training where necessary and maintain accurate records on a continual basis.

Technical competence, managerial experience and some knowledge/understanding of procurement related legislation is desirable. More importantly, you have interest in and willingness to learn about the purchase order and sourcing processes. For the right individual, further training and development support will be provided linking to progress a career in procurement.

Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver better services to the local community.  Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Senior Buyer Recruitment Pack

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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Paul Meigh at or on 0300 300 6626 

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role.