Role details

Senior Buyer

Manchester   •   £40,000 - £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Senior Buyer
  • Construction/Utilities

About Our Client

Leading Infrastructure Business

Job Description

Develop a clear understanding of the business needs associated with allocated categories of expenditure

Develop an excellent understanding of the environment within which allocated categories of supply
operate and the risks and opportunities presented by the dynamics of those environments

Implement acceptable Category Strategies that meet the defined business needs

Ongoing commercial management of suppliers ensuring contract compliance, delivery to SLAs and
delivery of ongoing commercial opportunities

Ensure effective supplier relationship management applied and ensure supplier numbers are appropriate for the category that will improve performance, reduce costs and minimise administration.

Deliver any identified supplier rationalisation programme

Effectively manage risk and minimise accordingly ensuring business continuity

Select appropriate suppliers who can deliver the service that best meets the Purchasing strategy and
assures contract compliance and SLA deliverables.

Construct, negotiate, implement and manage Supply and service level agreements/contracts that achieve cost, delivery, quality, innovation, zero harm and service targets as required by the business

Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with company safety rules, health and safety legislation and environmental standards and that operating procedures reflect current legislation

Promote and represent Procurement as required on business and departmental initiatives

Develop close working relationships with other key functions in the company and keep them aware of, and seek their views on, changes and initiatives to ensure a coordinated approach

Apply and maintain the policies and procedures set out and adopt them accordingly as part of a pragmatic business support strategy ensuring team are fully cognisant and follow accordingly

Work with Manager to ensure all staff are fully involved with the strategy and direction of the category and provide necessary support including undertaking of appraisals as require

The Successful Applicant

Construction, Infrastructure or Utilities experience Favourable

 Degree qualified ( or equivalent)
 Excellent Procurement knowledge
 Well versed in category management
 Experience ideally in the category relevant to the role
 Good understanding of Strategic Sourcing
 Project Management Skills
 Good knowledge of commercial and contract law
 Knowledge and experience of current purchasing best practice principles
 Experience in a Blue Chip environment.

What's on Offer

Senior Buyer - Leading Infrastructure Business

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