Senior Buyer

Michael Page - Procurement & Supply Chain
40000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
10 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
The Senior Buyer role for the Construction Services organisation requires a strategic focus and category management of a varied mix of indirect services totalling a spend of cGBP10M.

Client Details

Michael Page Procurement are currently working with a fantastic Construction Services organisation to find a new Senior Buyer to join their team.


As a Senior Buyer within this Construction Services organisation you will:

- Ensure project requirements are met and best value deals are negotiated to meet and exceed savings targets
- Manage total annual spend typically up to approximately GBP10 million per annum and higher risk/ complexity
- Develop future plans for own spend areas including savings & delivery, Safety & Sustainability performance targets
- Lead "multi-disciplinary" source teams through ITT process for contracts over GBP100k or higher risk to select best supplier
- Negotiate agreements for Project that support on time delivery and meet Safety & Sustainability requirements
- Manage team meetings/ project timescales for source team activities, including communication to stakeholders and decision makers
- Negotiate supplier agreements at bid stage for nominated projects
- Manage compliance with processes and ensure quality standards are maintained across the team(s), recommending improvements where necessary


The successful candidate for this Senior Buyer position will demonstrate the following capabilities;

Category Management knowledge
The ability to set up a source team & run successful tenders/ ITTs
Good understanding of legal frameworks and contract law
Working knowledge of Oracle/ P-cards etc.
The ability to understand customer & business needs, and to prioritise work accordingly
Must be willing to travel between sites
Experience in the Rail, Construction or Manufacturing/ Industrial environment desirable

Job Offer

This role is on offer to candidates up to GBP40,000 + benefits.