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We’re Hiring!

We are seeking a full-time Assistant Buyer to join our growing team .

The Assistant Buyer will be joining a fast-growing early stage business where the primary focus is driving down prices and maximising savings for NHS Trusts across the country. Peto Ltd helps the NHS save money in purchasing of medical supplies and commodity items.   We have developed a service process, supported by our platform, which delivers cost saving opportunities across the board.  By applying our approach to many such items which aggregate to millions of pounds in value, we can deliver hundreds of thousands of pounds of savings to the NHS every year.

Based in Cowes you will work with a team of buyers, NHS Trust staff and external suppliers.  You will support the daily flow of purchasing including: selecting purchasing requisitions; obtaining price quotations and creating purchase orders, reporting and other purchasing support. You will use multiple software packages including: Oracle, Excel and Peto’s own cloud-based bespoke software.

Tasks include

  • Use the software to select and process Requests for Quotations (RFQs)
  • Liaise with suppliers over the telephone and via email to collect quotations
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers
  • Manage contact between suppliers and end users to answer product-specific questions
  • Research alternative products and suppliers
  • Conciliate and validate records, log savings and chase credit notes
  • Customer service and client liaison
  • Archive correspondence in a structured, auditable manner
  • May be expected to travel to other offices around the UK on occasion
  • Other buying and administrative support as may be necessary
  • Interacting with other offices to share and collect information

Experience

  •  The ideal candidate will come from a procurement administration background. Those with customer service/telemarketing will be considered.

Personal attributes

  • Quick learner and flexible
  • Proficient in MS Office suite particularly Excel
  • Capable of quickly learning and understanding different IT applications
  • Commercially focussed, with good negotiating, influencing, strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Process driven, accurate data-entry skills with strong attention to detail
  • Good communicator and team player with good networking and customer service skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to work to targets, work under own initiative and to multi-task

Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 dependent on experience

UK government framework success

Peto has won a place on the UK government’s G-Cloud 9 framework, extending its offering throughout the NHS and other public services alongside some of the world’s leading businesses.

The framework, which covers cloud hosting, software and support services, became active from May 22 and has the potential to drive the company’s growth in health care procurement.

Peto Chairman Robert Osborne said: ‘Based on our successful work at Barts NHS Trust we are currently targeting other acute trusts, and this framework success will support these efforts. As we refine our approach in future we may also choose to evolve into new sectors, and our place on the G-Cloud 9 will be invaluable in enabling this.’

Analyst recruitment boosts procurement savings

Peto has launched a new analyst team to offer enhanced financial savings in NHS procurement. The company’s first Data Analyst joined the business in January 2017 and the company will build its analysis function in line with growth during the next three years.

Working with Peto’s buyers and external software developers, analysts will use computerised tools and business models to study past NHS trust purchasing behaviours, interpret customer needs and translate them into savings on a broad range of medical commodities. The team will also provide an interface with Peto’s proprietary, cloud-based Procurement Analysis Database (PAnDa) to maximise potential savings via Peto’s next generation of serviced software.

Peto chairman, Robert Osborne, believes that adding depth in analysis is a vital step forward. He said: ‘Our procurement team has already delivered important savings to a major NHS trust by identifying and negotiating potential cost reductions on off catalogue items. Better analysis of the data will allow us to source substitute suppliers and alternative products to provide trusts with a more efficient market. Formalising our data analysis capabilities will immediately increase our potential savings ahead of even more big data benefits in future.’