Senior Buyer

Procurement People
£35000 - £45000 per annum
09 Feb 2017
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Buyer

The scope of this responsibility includes a diverse range of procurement activities to include planning and executing contracts and purchase transactions, analysing supplier performance and coordinating material control and expediting functions.

This position also requires balanced solutions to meet Project performance requirements while controlling costs and schedule of all project related Purchase Orders and Contracts.

Responsibilities include working with established company policies and procedures; working in multifunctional teams to conduct demand planning, to identify operational requirements, and to develop procurement strategies; coordinating work activities with other groups within the Project and manage and exceed internal/external stakeholder expectations

• Coordinate purchasing requirements, specifications, and work statements with project personnel to ensure precise understanding of need
• Conduct market research to ascertain market support capability and price trends
• Engage reliable contractors/suppliers, evaluate proposals, negotiate favourable terms and conditions, and award contracts/purchase orders
• Manage spend and strategy whilst being able to deliver commercial targets
• Ensure suppliers are ethically and environmentally coherent with company protocol
• Support strategic purchasing plans, ensuring supplier expectations are clearly defined and suppliers are committed to achieving goals and objectives in the areas of Quality, Cost Competitiveness (total delivered cost) and Delivery
• Develop strategies that strengthen the quality of supplier relationships by identifying opportunities to continuously improve the effectiveness of communications and supplier relationship management activities.
• Promote and encourage cross functional participation from Quality, SCM, Purchasing, R&D, and Manufacturing in order to maximise total cost reduction & technical optimisation.
• Establish and maintain close working relationships with customers

Person Specification

• Conversant with any International Standards that are relevant & Procurement Operating Procedures
• Conversant with any Statutory Terms & Conditions of Contract
• MCIPS Essential
• Ability to effectively interact with people in a broad range of disciplines
• Must have strong communications skills: oral, written, and presentation