Senior Buyer in Worsley, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Senior Buyer

Worsley

6 Month Contract

Hourly Rate £31

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Essential

The main role is the Senior Buyer who needs to have experience in the construction industry, ideally Gas. They also need to have at least 5 years’ experience in Procurement and sub-contracts. Supply Chain Management skills are essential too.

Job Spec:

The role will be accountable for the execution of; sourcing materials suppliers & subcontractors, tendering activity, supply chain management, data analysis, and managing and coordinating communication and delivery with suppliers and internal customers. The Senior Buyer will be responsible for the line management, training and support for the Buyers on that contract, and will also assist the Head of Procurement in shaping and delivering the Gas & Water strategy.

Accountabilities:

• Commodity research and spend analysis.
• Sourcing new subcontractors or material suppliers.
• Conducting tender exercises.
• Ensuring compliance to internal policies and procedures across the contract.
• Line management responsibility of two Buyers.
• Develop strong relationships across the project, working collaboratively, influencing stakeholders including leaders and key decision-makers to drive behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities.
• Regular data analysis, reporting and presenting internally on immediate and future priorities, risks, issues and potential solutions.
• Develop and manage two Buyers through the provision of direct and actionable feedback, and creation of meaningful development plans/set of objectives.
• Provide holiday cover for Head of Procurement if required.

Person Spec

The following qualities/experience are essential:


• Relevant business degree.
• Membership of CIPS (or working towards).
• 3+ years’ experience within subcontractor procurement or a commercial environment.
• Record of accomplishment of building new sourcing relationships in areas where procurement has been weak or non-existent.
• Highly results orientated (proven track record of exceeding targets).
• Proven contract negotiation skills.
• Problem solving skills, ability to use own initiative to identify areas of improvement & propose solutions.
• Support and drive change throughout the procurement function.
• Detail orientated, with the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
• Independent worker with high degree of professionalism.
• Customer focused.
• Flexible and driven.
• Demonstrates strong written and verbal skills.
• Knowledge of procurement systems (e.g. Oracle, Bravo or similar).
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite.

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