Vacancy • Senior Buyer - Projects - Merseyside

2020-12-05 2020-12-05
Jobs • Merseyside
£ 45000-55000 per annum
Company: Unknown
North West England
The Role
  • Writing Enquiry documents/sourcing appropriate vendors and running competitive tenders (tender stage and upon mobilisation)
  • Carrying out formal tender assessments/normalisation of bids, recommendation of award and chairing Pre-Let meetings (major package awards)
  • Draft Subcontract Agreements, gain the correct internal approvals/sign off and subsequently administer the agreement through to Completion (change control, PMI's, EWNs, payments etc) on behalf of the Project Manager and/or Engineering Work Package Manager
  • Take the lead on any Supplier/Subcontractor performance issues and their resolution
  • Compiling, implementing, managing a procurement schedule
  • Providing all schedule and financial inputs to the business/PM /finance associated with the externally sourced Goods/Services
  • Placing Purchase Orders /Variations to Purchase Orders
  • Providing support to the Project Manager and/or Leading at customer reviews /meetings specific to the placement and management of Orders for external Goods/Services
  • Support the HoP/SC with any internal /external audits by clients/approving bodies)
  • On an "exceptional" basis take on the role of Work Package Manager as the primary interface to the business in terms of Subcontract performance for and on behalf of the Project Manager
  • As required by the HoP/SC manage an allocated Category in terms of business wide Goods/Services (compete, award and oversee)
  • As applicable, drafting a procurement strategy (tender stage and upon project mobilisation)
  • The use of an approved supply chain and a minimum SME spend per contract/project
  • The use of term services agreements (pricing and norms) and master price lists (Goods /commodities) set up by the function
  • The use of the appropriate forms of Subcontract/agreements/terms and conditions
  • Achieving cost reduction targets set at mobilisation (direct to project and/or via rebates to the business via the use of master agreements)
  • Ensure Supplier Performance Scoring/reporting is carried out on a regular basis as required by the business

The Person
  • A self-starter who is able to work with minimal direction
  • An ability to manage workload / multi-task to support priorities in tenders/ projects and category procurement activity
  • A good communicator and team player
  • A procurement professional able to demonstrate model behaviour in terms of ethics and be an example to others
  • A fair and reasonable individual when dealing with Suppliers
  • Confident in chairing / leading meetings
  • Disciplined in record keeping
  • Willing to help others outside the functional role where their broader experience may add value to the business
  • Able and willing to represent the company at external industry events/ support marketing initiatives etc
  • Significant proven experience in supporting tender activity in safety critical, heavy engineering / regulated industries such as petrochemical, construction, marine is essential.
  • Significant proven experience in Project Procurement in safety critical, heavy engineering/regulated industries such as petrochemical, construction, marine is essential.
  • Familiarity with Technical Specifications, Engineering Drawings and Scopes of Work is essential
  • Commercially and contractually astute with the ability to identify and mitigate key supply chain risks prior to Purchase Order/Subcontract Placement
  • A good understanding of key contracting principles/contract risk and its mitigation in Subcontracts/Supplier agreements
  • Accustomed to overseeing all necessary governance /approvals related to Procurement

My client is a true market leader and an iconic organisation based in Liverpool who have a newly appointed Head of Procurement who are looking to strengthen the team with a talented Senior Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis.

My client is looking to offer a base salary of up to £55k plus a competitive package for the ideal candidate.
Updated: 06 December 2020


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