Operational Buyer

  • Newcastle University
  • Eldon Court, Percy St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7YE, UK
  • 17 Mar, 2019
Admin-Clerical

Job Description

The University has commenced a large scale transformational change programme to implement a centralised Purchasing Hub in order to streamline and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of University purchasing. The Hub has now gone live for all faculties and Professional Services. Your role will include the processing of University purchase requisitions into purchase orders via the SAP Finance System and resolution of invoice queries within set timescales.

You should be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who is confident in dealing with supplier queries and liaising with internal schools and departments. You should have experience of working in a shared service environment with significant focus on high volume high quality transactions. An understanding on non-negotiable Service Level and Operational Level Agreements (SLAs and OLAs) is essential, as is an ability to work to key performance indicators (KPIs).

Informal enquires are welcomed and should be directed to Emma McQuillan, Purchasing Hub Manager. A full job description is available on the University website

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.