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Junior Buyer (6mth FTC)

Posted: 16 Nov 2020 Closes: 23 Nov 2020
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -394568704

Job Title: Junior Buyer
Reports to: Procurement Category Manager
Department: Procurement
Location: London
Status: 6mth FTC


Procurement is responsible for the acquisition of all indirect goods & services across Channel 4 and provides commercial expertise to ensure the achievement of Corporation's strategic objectives.


Working as an integral part of the Procurement team with responsibilities for the day to day management of the Procurement Plan. Along with utilising a variety of contract management tools and databases to support contract management and compliance for Channel 4.

  • Responsibility for collating & day to day management of the Procurement Plan
  • Managing a variety of contract management tools and databases to support contract management and compliance to include:
  • Maintenance of IS Infrastructure contracts register and tracking of associated renewal dates and required review dates
  • Upload relevant licences / contracts into Procurement contracts database
  • Liaising with colleagues in Procurement, Finance and IS to clarify renewal & budget requirements
  • Providing support for the Procurement team in relation to tenders, supplier performance and adhoc data requests
  • Management of low value contract & licence renewals to include requesting quotations for review / negotiation
  • Liaising with suppliers for all queries relating to quotations, orders, invoices and associated correspondence
  • Support finance with forecasting and variance analysis
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel
  • Experience in a similar role with responsibility for low value contract & licensing negotiations
  • Experience of the day to day management of a Procurement Plan
  • Experience of working on a variety of contract management tools and databases
  • Experience and capability of working with large volumes of data with a high focus on accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work with all levels of management
  • Highly motivated self-starter with an ability to initiate and manage work independently
  • Understanding of P2P system and processes
SalaryCompetitiveApplication questions to complete
To complete your application please provide a response to the below application questions, you can upload your response to the application questions as an attachment when submitting your application. This can be attached to your application as a PDF or Word document. Tell us about what you are looking to learn in this role. (Max 200 words)What key information do you think is relevant for entering into a contract management system in order to support the business. (Max 300 words)Outline your proficiency in Excel and experience in using spreadsheets including examples of formulas you've utilised. (Max 200 words)
BenefitsThere are a million reasons why it's great to work at Channel 4, here are just a few of the perks for you;
•26 days annual leave (including a day off for your birthday)
•Company funded Private Medical Insurance
•A generous Group Personal Pension
•Access to our flexible benefits scheme including dental, travel insurance, health screenings and more!Applications Close Date23 Nov 2020

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