Senior Buyer - Rail/Civils in Birmingham, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Are you looking for the opportunity to join a busy and growing commercial team for one of the UK's leading rail infrastructure design and construction companies and be directly involved with some of the largest upgrade projects in England?

Ford & Stanley - Specialists in Rail Civils & Infrastructure are recruiting a Senior Buyer, someone who will be key in the ongoing purchasing activities, to provide our clients delivery teams with materials, labour, plant and service supply. This will also involve taking the primary responsibility for placement of subcontract orders and communicating effectively internally across the business, with external suppliers and other bodies as directed by the procurement lead.

Salary

£55-65,000 per annum

Location

Remote but commutable to Central Birmingham

Role and Responsibilities

  • To drive value from the supply chain through effective supply chain selection, segmentation, relationship management and development, and robust performance management,

  • Provide input into subcontractor selection and the development of project tender lists and then lead the supply chain involvement,

  • Where required, support and/or lead subcontract procurement and develop package procurement strategies.

  • Prepare tender enquiries and send out for pricing in accordance with the project Procurement Schedules to meet the project programme.

  • Lead the Procurement element for any Tenders, contributing to pre-start and coordination meetings.

  • Draft and prepare contract documentation using standard templates.

  • Ordering of construction materials, plant and subcontract services.

The Candidate

  • Minimum of three years experience within Rail / Construction / Civil Engineering sector working at a senior level within a large multi-business unit or project environment.

  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail with regard to contractual obligations and the placement of orders.

  • MCIPS qualification

  • Knowledge of best practice supply chain management tools.

  • Demonstrable commercial awareness, with the ability to control and monitor budgets.

  • ONC/HNC/HND/Degree

Likely Job Titles:

Buyer, Procurement Manager, Cost Manager, Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain Manager

Ford & Stanley Ltd is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all opportunity seekers. We shall adhere to such a policy at all times and will review on an on-going basis all aspects of recruitment to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination. We will treat everyone equally irrespective sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, age, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief or political beliefs and we place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

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