Research Assistant - Fieldwork Services Buyer

Support Services Group
£16000 - £20000 Per Annum
19 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Fieldwork Services Buyer The Fieldwork Services Buyer is a role within the Fieldwork Procurement Team (FPT) which services the Research Teams in each of client's business units through procurement and administrative best practice. We obtain best value fieldwork services globally in order to allow us the best possible opportunities to be successful with client research proposals and maximise profits. Role As a Fieldwork Services Buyer, you will get the opportunity to assist all of our global research teams in obtaining and evaluating proposals with fieldwork partners from all over the world. You will work in close contact with the Fieldwork Procurement and Supply Chain managers Evaluating, sending, tracking and collating requests for quotations (RFQ) Being a first point of contact for our fieldwork suppliers Preparing analyses of quotations for specific markets / agencies Maintaining and developing critical outsourcing databases Obtaining and disseminating cultural learnings Additional benefits Full training across every level of the Market Research process Sponsorship to study for the CIPS Certificate in Procurement & Supply Operations qualification Opportunities to visit suppliers during live projects in international markets Scope of the role can be extended with experience to support other company outsourced services Desired skills & experience Enthusiastic and inquisitive, being able to understand the variety of methodologies and challenge research briefs when required Strong MS Excel skills. Strong organisational and time management skills Professional communication skills Analytical mind with good attention to detail Negotiation experience desirable (not critical) Market Research experience desirable (not critical) This job was originally posted as