Senior Buyer

North West England
GBP33 - GBP33 per hour +
20 Oct 2017
19 Nov 2017
Richard Jones
Specialist Area
Job Level
Full Time

To lead procurement activities against a predetermined range of goods and services contributing to the overall objectives of the department by adding value and enhancing customer service.

Client Details

My client is a leading nuclear organisation based in the North West that are looking for a Senior Buyer to support the contract services arm of the team.


Key Accountabilities

  • Assist in the continuous development of the Procurement function towards best practice.
  • Identify and deliver value adding opportunities from the supply chain.
  • Develop and / or select appropriate contract terms & conditions for a controlled supply set in accordance with authorisation policies.
  • Lead negotiations / tender exercises for a predetermined range of goods and services.
  • Place contracts / Purchase Orders for assigned supply set, adopting appropriate effective contract management techniques.
  • Release higher value Purchase Orders against Outline / Group Agreements.
  • Use Agresso system to create / amend Purchase Orders.
  • Assist in the collation and presentation of procurement based reports.
  • Assist individuals with issues and problems on a local site by site basis.
  • Line management responsibilities.
  • Provide guidance / support to members of the Procurement team and broader community.
  • Provide assistance and support to the Procurement Managers within the business as and when required.
  • Support Procurement Managers with respect to high value tenders ensuring compliance with EU procurement directives.


The Candidate

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or working towards a Professional membership.
  • Degree qualified.
  • Minimum of 5 year's experience in a procurement environment.
  • Ability to understand technical requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - confidence, drive, challenge, influencing skills, communications.
  • Flexibility on some travel to site and between locations occasionally
  • Public Contract Regulations (PCR) experience.
  • Understanding and experience of OJEU regulations

Job Offer

My client is looking to offer a very competitive hourly rate with this 12 month contract