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  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £330 - 350 per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 months ago

  • Sector: Rail, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Harry Sharrard
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5520
  • Expiry Date: 31 March 2023
  • Job Ref: 401047HS1

Anderselite are currently recruiting for buyer, on behalf of a tier one contractor. This role is working on a light rail project and will be on going until at least 2025 (or completion of the project).

Purpose of the Role

To provide our delivery teams with professional materials, plant and service supply. This will involve taking primary responsibility for placement of orders and communicating internally across the business, with external suppliers and other bodies as directed by the Management Team.

Key Success Measures

•Safety & Ethics – Support the implementation of the Business Conduct Guidelines, Colas Rail Limited Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) strategy, associated actions and resulting initiatives, to deliver continuous improvement in all areas.

•Excellence – Ensure work is carried out with a continuous view to profitability and efficiency and look after our shareholders by guaranteeing that they see value for money and a profitable business. Quality is key to competitiveness. Take responsibility for delivering on time and on budget a high-quality product or service, which Colas Rail can take pride in.

•People – Demonstrate respect for colleagues, our clients and the environment in all areas of work.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability

•Ordering of construction materials, plant and subcontract services across our clients business by using the COPERNIC system.
•Provide support to the light rail team Estimating team in development of Target Costs.
•Work closely with delivery teams in ensuring plant and materials are procured in line with the project schedule.
•Ongoing development and running of the supplier relationship management process in conjunction with other members of the Procurement Team
•Organisation and management of individual daily workload
•Ensuring target cost data is obtained, used appropriately and cost analysis is carried out whilst making sure appropriate documentation is updated to provide evidence of best value with regard to procurement, which may include commercial betterment, quality and efficiency.
•Negotiation of goods/services within the Target Cost budget with participation in the bid proposal stage as and when required
•Continual identification of any Procurement related risks and opportunities, whether at Programme of Project level and reporting them onto the ARM Risk Software system
•Be an integral member of MMA Procurement Team representing it and the organisation professionally and ethically
•Draft and prepare contract documentation using standard Colas Rail templates working alongside the Colas Rail legal team to ensure compliance
•Become a focal point for project and suppliers regarding contract and supply queries
•Support and continually develop the Midland Metro Alliance Procurement Strategy and to monitor the supply chain to maintain strong relationships and ensure ethical collaborative behaviours across all parties
•Effectively communicate project requirements to the supply chain through a variety of communication channels
•Work with stakeholders, at all levels, in order to understand internal and external requirements
•Attend Project Meeting / Progress Reviews as and when required / requested by the Project teams
•As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
•Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.

Person Specification

•Minimum of three years’ experience within Construction/Civil Engineering sector
•Negotiation skills
•Demonstrable commercial awareness, with the ability to control and monitor budgets
•Finely tuned communication skills with regard to engaging with external and internal parties
•Ability to demonstrate attention to detail with regard to contractual obligations and the placement of orders

•Evidence of a sound education which should include English and Maths GCSE at grade A-C or above, or equivalent
•CIPS or equivalent is desirable, including working towards
•Industry-related qualifications are desirable, and could include:
- Trade-related qualification
- Other professional qualification
- ONC/HNC/HND/Degree
•IT literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package
•Strong people skills with the ability to liaise with all levels of personnel
•A full UK driving licence is desirable as travelling to site may be required

Please contact Harry Sharrard at Anderselite for more info, via LinkedIn