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Purchasing Executive Apprentice

Lifetime Training
£20k - 23k per year
Closing date
5 Nov 2022

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Supply Chain & Transport
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
12-18 months
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Job Details

The Role

The Purchasing Executive role is to secure space and to negotiate the best possible hotel rates and conditions for the TTC group business within the EMEA region; to ensure that the hotels sourced are of the required quality, standard and location as quoted and rates agreed are within budget as well as maintaining strong relationships with hotel suppliers and internal clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

- To negotiate group and FIT rates, terms and conditions

- To confirm group space at suitable properties within budget

- To ensure the hotels sourced are of the standard and quality required

- To build, develop, strengthen and maintain strong business relationship with suppliers and internal clients

- To source alternative solutions when the requested locations/hotels are unavailable.

- To negotiate and waive cancellation charges

- To liaise with Sales offices, Supplier Relationship Managers, Operations, Accounts and Product-build departments when necessary

- To communicate clearly at all levels of responsibility to make sure that information is received and properly understood

- To enter information regarding hotels confirmed in computer systems

- To keep up to date with market changes and new developments (ie. new hotels, etc...)

- To establish a calendar of events for your area of responsibility

- To manage and resolve possible complaints by liaising with suppliers and Operations/Sales

- To deliver within deadlines

- To follow departmental or team guidelines and procedures

- To maintain an environment which supports the spirit of teamwork and where team members are committed , loyal and take pride in working for the company

- To prioritize workload according to deadline always ensuring high level of accuracy and attention to detail


Lifetime provides award-winning apprenticeship programmes and expert strategy advice. We are specialists in delivering apprenticeships across the Business Services, Management, Health and Social Care, Early Years, Active Leisure, Hospitality and Retail sectors between levels 2 to 5. We’ve developed through organic growth and strategic acquisitions over the last 25 years to become the UK's largest national provider of apprenticeships. We support over 20,000 learners a year, using our extensive knowledge and robust resource. Our team of over 1,000 employees ensures that we provide high quality, national coverage. Lifetime's Head Office houses our Operations 'Support Hub', while our delivery teams of Regional Trainers, English and maths Tutors, Area Managers, and Quality Improvement Coaches are field-based throughout the UK. This ensures that we can offer nationwide coverage with local delivery.

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0333 014 3669
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