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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £42k - 45k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Water, Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Leon Moulton
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 641 6175
  • Expiry Date: 26 December 2022
  • Job Ref: 398854LMO

Senior Buyer – Water/Utilities project – Preston/Hybrid working – Up to £48,000 salary

My client are looking to bring in on a permanent basis a Senior materials/Subcontractor buyer into their project as soon as possible, the main role is to cover civils subcontract letting and also programme procurement activities. The occasional UK travel to sites is required

• 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
• Take ownership for the negotiation of commercial terms
• 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.
• Mentor, coach and support junior members of the team.
• 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.
• Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role.
• Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking/conferences/associations/groups/training, to stay current on industry changes and innovations.

• 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
• Networking and business influence
• To always carry out your Purchasing duties in-line with the CIPS Ethical Policy
• Microsoft suite of products proven track record
• Develop and maintain close working relationship with all key stakeholders
• 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

£42,000 - £48,000 plus car depending on experience