Buyer - civil / technical / engineering - procurement

17 Mar 2017
16 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

SUEZ R&R UK is seeking to recruit a Buyer to join our technical Procurement Team in the West Midlands.

Reporting to the Category Manager, the Buyer will be responsible for managing the procurement of a wide range of goods and services within the Landfill Engineering environment, as well as procurement projects negotiating prices with local, national and international suppliers, implementing and communicating agreements to operational management and monitoring supplier performance. The successful candidate will work closely with internal stakeholders and other members of the Procurement team and ensure both customer and business expectations and objectives are met.

The role attracts a company car / allowance

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Supporting the Category Manager and UK Head of Procurement to implement Procurement strategies.

Developing effective working relationships with key internal stakeholders.

Supporting site requirements both emergent and planned.

Execution of competitive tenders from the conceptual to award phase, adopting a cradle to grave philosophy, working with the Legal team support ensuring business contract compliance.

Evaluation and appraisal of supplier performance.

Management of delegated procurement categories.

Delivery of both OPEX & CAPEX projects in accordance with business requirements, budgets and time scales.

Negotiating most advantageous terms, quality and pricing on behalf of SUEZ R&R UK and delivery of best value procurement solutions.

Achieving and reporting cost savings in accordance with SUEZ R&R UK protocols.

Compliance with SUEZ R&R UK policies and procedures.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate procurement experience and ability to manage their own categories. Working as part of a small team the successful candidate must have the ability to work independently using their own initiative and be able to communicate at all levels within the business, determined and focus to achieve goals. The ideal candidates would be MCIPS qualified or working towards. Engineering background experience desirable.

The position will require a degree of flexibility in terms of travel, and in meeting business deadlines.

Candidates will also require a full UK driving licence and good IT skills.

Please note internally this role is titled Procurement Officer.