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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Crewe
  • Salary: £50k - 65k per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: Surveying, Rail, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Harry Sharrard
  • Contact Email: Harry.Sharrard@anderselite.com
  • Contact Phone: 0121 200 5520
  • Expiry Date: 13 February 2023
  • Job Ref: 400172HS1

Anderselite are currently recruiting on behalf of a Tier One Contractor, to join their rail team as a Senior Buyer on a project in Crewe, delivering complex work that is crucial to our client and their business. This role offers a hybrid working pattern.


As a Senior Buyer, you will have the following accountabilities:

Ensure project requirements are met and best value deals are negotiated to meet and exceed savings targets.
Responsible for the project spend predominantly for Subcontracts, supporting Materials procurement as required.
Work closely with the project Commercial team to ensure T&Cs are flowed down from the Main Contract as appropriate.
To own the project specific elements of the over-arching Procurement Strategy and Procurement Schedule for the project and keep them updated.
Lead a “multi-disciplinary” sourcing team through the ITT process in line with the agreed Procurement Strategy to select the best supplier(s) for key trades and products
Negotiate agreements for the project that support on time delivery and meet Health, Safety & Sustainability requirements.
Proactively investigate and propose supply chain improvements and initiatives.
Manage compliance with processes and ensure quality standards are maintained across the team(s), recommending improvements where necessary.
To work with the Sustainability team to support in creating a Sustainability Roadmap.

The following personal qualities and experience are essential:

Experience of subcontractor procurement
Negotiation skills (advanced)
Basic Category Management knowledge
Ability to set up a source team(s) & run successful tenders/ ITTs
Good understanding of legal frameworks and contract law
Working knowledge of ORACLE
Procurement experience on a large, flagship project
Commercial awareness
Experience of negotiating complex deals of high value/ business impact, with a track record of making tangible, validated savings
Experience of running successful higher value/ higher risk tenders/ ITTs
Has successfully run packages simultaneously and delivered positive business results
The following personal qualities and experience are desirable:

MCIPS or equivalent preferred
Negotiation training

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