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Senior Buyer

  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Sector: Management, Other, Quality & Compliance, Support
  • Date posted: 06/07/2017
  • Job reference: J369398A

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Senior Buyer


Up to £45,000 + Car Allowance

We are looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to work as part of an established procurement team for a FTSE100 Engineering & Support Services organization based in Nottingham.

The role is working as part of their Energy division that operates in the power transmission and distribution markets in both the UK and Africa, specialising in the end-to-end delivery and refurbishment of high voltage power lines. Activities include asset condition assessment, through life asset management, front end engineering design, fully managed turnkey construction and refurbishment programmes.

The Senior Buyer will be responsible for providing an excellent Procurement service to the Business Unit, project or customer. The role will support the execution of the Business strategy by focussing primarily on value generation activities achieved through sourcing, inputting to bids, implementing Divisional and Group contracts and through close collaboration with key stakeholders across the business

Key Accountabilities:

  • Strategic sourcing, negotiation and supplier selection
  • Conduct market engagement, tendering, evaluation, negotiation and contract award activities;
  • Record and report value delivered from sourcing and negotiation activities.
  • Work closely with Bid Teams to ensure that supplier information and pricing is provided in a timely manner to meet Bid requirements.
  • Where appropriate, contribute to the design of the supply chain solution for Bids working with the Divisional Category Teams and the Head of Procurement as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with operational stakeholders across the business, based on the provision of an excellent Procurement service;
  • Be the 'go to' person for operational Procurement and/or Supply Chain issues which impact the Business Unit
  • Contribute to Strategic Sourcing initiatives
  • Utilise the P&SC systems (Ariba, SAP, JOSCAR) wherever possible and appropriate

Competencies, Attributes and Experience:

  • Experience of working in a strategic Procurement function, with good knowledge and understanding of the value that Procurement can bring to a business
  • Experience of managing the performance of suppliers, including using metrics to review performance and conduct operational reviews
  • Track record of undertaking sourcing, evaluation, negotiation, supplier selection, contract development and ongoing management
  • Track record of identifying and delivering year-on-year Procurement savings against targets;
  • Commercially astute, with the knowledge of how to use Procurement to unlock value for the business;
  • Comfortable with negotiation and with challenging commercial interactions;
  • Business, Finance, Supply Chain Management or Engineering degree.
  • MCIPS (or studying towards) or equivalent professional qualification

The organisation offers the supportive environment you would expect from a FTSE 100 employer including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, starting salary up to £45,000, car allowance £4,925 p/a, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours and ongoing career development opportunities. If this sounds like and interesting opportunity for your next role please apply online or contact the recruitment team on 01179309734 for an informal discussion.

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