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Materials Buyer

  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Salary: £35k - 42k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 26 days ago

  • Sector: Water, Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Leon Moulton
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 641 6175
  • Expiry Date: 20 February 2023
  • Job Ref: 400028LMO

Materials Buyer – Water/Utilities project – Hybrid working - Shropshire Project – Up to £42,000 salary

My client are looking to bring in on a permanent basis a Materials Buyer into their project as soon as possible. The role is working from home with weekly site visits.

• Efficient & effective day to day management of supply chain
• Promote Programme Level Procurement
• Promote & develop long term value, adding collaborative relationships with the supply chain and in doing so facilitate early supply chain involvement
• Development and execution of category strategy and supplier development plans.
• Develop procurement Frameworks & Subcontracts providing end to end Supply Chain advice, sourcing, delivery, and supply chain management.
• Prepare, develop and monitor Project and Regional level Procurement Plans.
• Collaboratively develop/prepare and issue tender packages with key stakeholders
• Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Rules.
• Address and resolve issues that arise internally and externally, being the primary escalation point for day to day issues and personally handling the most complex enquires.
• Collaborate with peers to develop and enhance value, systems, process, and best practice sharing to help in performance and bring consistency to sourcing activities.
• Establish and develop excellent working relationship with the Client Customers Suppliers.
• Support with any requirements from internal and external audits where required.

• Confident in communicating and building relationships with cross-functional colleagues, suppliers, and business stakeholders.
• Be a self-starter and be able to represent the procurement function.
• Commercially astute
• To always carry out your Purchasing duties in-line with the CIPS Ethical Policy
• Microsoft suite of products proven track record
• Experience in a Procurement role within the Construction/Utilities Experience.
• Professional qualification to degree level, preferably in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Procurement or related field.
• MCIPS or willing to work towards

up to £42,000 depending on experience