Senior Buyer - Capital & Construction Procurement

Outsource UK Ltd
Preston, UK
Closing date
10 Oct 2020

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Senior Buyer

A Senior Buyer with is required to work on a twelve month contract with the possibility of extension for our Engineering client based in Lancashire.

Overview of the Senior Buyer contract role

To support the Our clients Air Sector business an opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the existing Capital & Construction procurement team, working across Warton & Samlesbury sites as a Senior Buyer.

The successful candidate will be required to manage the end to end procurement process of Construction and Plant & Equipment projects. These projects typically include; key infrastructure upgrades, utilities installation & removal, building refurbishments, office accommodation upgrades, introduction of manufacturing plant & equipment and site rationalisation work.

Typically this will require the buyer to work with multiple stakeholders including; engineers, budget holders, SMEs, external suppliers, contractors and consultancies in order to devise and execute a suitable procurement strategy & implement contract documents.

Roles & responsibilities will include:

Liaise with key stakeholders to determine product and service needs
Lead the process for undertaking market surveys of potential suppliers
Lead the process to prepare and issue pre-qualification documents
Assess the commercial status of potential suppliers including use of external financial advisors where appropriate
Prepare & issue reports outlining recommendations for the use of potential suppliers
Lead the process for supplier de-briefs
Where required undertake visits to assess potential suppliers
Corroborate the commercial and procurement aspects of business cases for proposed investments
Help devise procurement strategies and contracting routes
Prepare & maintain procurement plans
Attend & support project reviews
Assist suppliers to register & use e-RFX systems
Provide commercial advice on scopes of work & schedules of service prepared by others
Prepare & collate RFP packs (in conjunction with our professional advisors where necessary) You will be a buyer/senior buyer with a track record of both developing and implementing procurement strategies ideally relating to Construction and/or Plant & Equipment projects alongside the following:Key skills required for the Senior Buyer Contract

Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
Ability to manage contracts including contract negotiation
Supplier Management
Experience working in a similar position or a related degree
Experience within construction and/or plant & equipment categories
Strong negotiation and communication skills
Good understanding of construction & engineering processes
Ability to work under pressure, whilst ensuring deadlines are met
Experience with Word and Excel software
Comfortable in a fast paced commercial environment
Ability to read, understand and abstract technical information from drawings and specifications to procure materials, equipment and services
Knowledge / experience of JCT / NEC contracts
Knowledge / experience of CDM (Construction Design Management) Regulations

Knowledge / experience of RIBA plan of worksIf you are a Senior Buyer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other opportunities please contact Paul Scott on or phone (phone number removed)

The role is based in Samlesbury, Lancashire

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

Outsource. Our People. Your Success.

Outsource UK is one of the country's largest and most successful independent recruitment consultancies, specialising in the IT, Digital, Financial Services and Engineering sectors.

We recruit talented people for contract and permanent opportunities, offer a consultative approach and have a reputation for providing a superior service to both clients and candidates.

The business focuses on building long lasting relationships based on reliability and trust. We do this by hiring and retaining a great team of recruitment consultants who listen and understand our client's and candidate's needs.

Our Manchester office (which covers the whole of the UK) provides a "one-stop shop" to clients and candidates operating in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and, in addition to Engineers, we source and provide temporary/contract and permanent opportunities for IT, Programme Management and Support Professionals (including Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain, HR, Finance and Administrative Support).

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