Senior Buyer

Barclay Meade
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My global design and build client are seeking a Senior Buyer to join their Energies and Services sector of the business, in which the Senior Buyer will be taking full Procurement & Supply Chain control of a major project.

Seeking a Senior Buyer with a strong M&E background, the Senior Buyer will be operating within the Energies and Services division of the business, in which they will be expected to work autonomously with full Procurement & Supply Chain control of a major project assigned to them; as well as providing support to additional projects when required.

It is paramount that the Senior Buyer has a technical and mechanical understanding alongside strategic procurement capabilities, with the Senior Buyer required to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders on the project to ensure it runs in a timely manner.

The Senior Buyer will have numerous packages to manage and achieve sign off for from Directors as well as procuring high end technical items with a high level spend beginning at c. £10 million. Further to achieving sign off from Directorship, the Senior Buyer will be required to sit in meetings with Directors to provide updates and discuss their relevant project.

The details for the Senior Buyer role are:

Location - Manchester (with site visits required when neccessary)

Salary - £40,000-£45,000 + car allowance + additional benefits

The Senior Buyer will need to have strategic procurement approach in that they are capable and effective in their supplier identification, analysis, negotiation and engagement.

Key experience required for this Senior Buyer position:
- M&E background
- Installation project experience including energy for waste, pharmaceutical and / or data centres
- Ability to review and work off technical specifications
- High end technical engineering knowledge
- Design and build experience
- Strong stakeholder engagement
- Capable working in an autonomous and proactive manner
- Comfortable within a fast paced environment

Desirable knowledge / qualifications for this Senior Buyer position:
- MCIPS or similar degree
- Six Sigma
- Prince2
- LEAN techniques
- Knowledge of additional languages

To apply for this Senior Buyer position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK