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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Cannock
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 2 months ago

  • Sector: Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Harry Sharrard
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5520
  • Expiry Date: 03 January 2023
  • Job Ref: 399712HS1

Anderselite are currently recruiting on behalf of a tier one contractor, for a Senior Buyer in Cannock. This role will offer you continued development, a diverse stakeholder population as well a great team to work with. This will be working upon a pretigious project within the Midlands. Ideal candidates will have civils / rail / NEC contract experience in the past. 

What you will be doing

  • Support the development of an accredited and structured supply chain that is aligned to the regional demands and overall Murphy strategy
  • Input to the monitoring of the market place to ensure awareness of pricing trends, risks and opportunities.
  • Identify and assess new supply chain category areas to meet regional project demand.
  • Support the monitoring of the supply chain performance, workload and financial status to protect the corporate position.
  • Support the development of the supply chain, products and innovations that bring cost and/or buildability benefits
  • Lead category reviews, inclusive of full tender exercises from ITT through to recommendation and implementation / severance of suppliers.
  • Demonstrate best overall value for money in the procurement recommendations.
  • Ensure contract arrangements comprehensive and protect the business in its dealings with suppliers. Interpret & manage contractual relationships from commencement through delivery.
  • Contribute to Central Procurement documents; e.g. commodity reporting.
  • Ensure a robust negotiation process is applied across the framework supply chain.
  • Develop and forge closer relationships with the strategic supply chain to encourage a culture of collaboration.
  • Work to embed supplier relationships within the group, added value concerns and help to increase early engagement.
  • Attend regional supply chain events as required to promote and sell and encourage teamwork.
  • Establish good relationships with internal stakeholders and project teams
  • Understanding of the requirements of ethical and sustainable procurement, promoting JMS sustainable policy and working to assess and embed sustainable options.


Who we are looking for

  • Procurement experience
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Construction industry experience a plus
  • Excellent communication skills & experience managing stakeholder relationships
  • CIPS qualification or working towards is beneficial
  • Ability to travel with the role (there will be a need to visit sites, suppliers and JMS regional offices).
  • Rail experience 
  • Civils Background 


Please contact Harry Sharrard at Anderselite for more information via LinkedIn