Senior Buyer (CAPEX Projects Procurement) (M/F)

  • Company : Alliance Consulting
  • Localisation : Middlesex, Enfield - UK - South East England
  • Position : Senior Buyer (CAPEX Projects Procurement)
  • Type of Contract : Permanent contract
  • Date of publication : 2017-10-26
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Job Description


Senior Buyer (CAPEX Projects Procurement)

Based: Enfield, Middlesex (with frequent travel to a sister site in Hertfordshire)

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 DOE + Bonus & Benefits

Senior Buyer (CAPEX Projects Procurement)

My client is an industry-leading manufacturer who is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer into their in-house Purchasing Team. This new position is likely to be based in Enfield, Middlesex and will require frequent travel to a sister site in Hertfordshire (option available to be based at Hertfordshire office). This is an exciting time to join the business as they are in the early stages of transformation and there is the potential to make a real impact within this well respected company. Reporting into the Purchasing Manager, the successful candidate will be supporting the Engineering Projects operation of the business by providing professional sourcing, tendering, negotiation, contract implementation and project buying services, covering both direct and indirect categories. The post holder will be required to ensure exceptional quality of service is provided by successful tender winners and contractors through the project lifecycle whilst helping to deliver projects on time, at best value and managing associated CAPEX paperwork.

Applications are invited from Senior Buyers, Purchasers, Supply Chain and Procurement Practitioners who have significant experience of the tendering process and project buying. Candidates must be motivated to successfully deliver projects on time and within budget and suggest improvements to streamline processes after conducting their own analysis. Those who have previously worked within a heavy manufacturing and/or high volume, process driven environments (i.e. automotive, chemical, FMCG, food, agro-chemical, pharmaceutical, refining, or similar) are desirable but this is not essential.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading the procurement process of multiple projects throughout the life cycle of the project from the tendering process, through to construction and successful completion
  • Working closely with the projects and engineering teams to ensure project timelines are met
  • Developing and negotiating project tender packages, preparing contracts and procurement services
  • Analysing quotations, leading negotiations, managing pre and post tender interviews, all in order develop robust, commercially competitive package bids
  • Analysing tenders for compliance with project requirements, creating and analysing cost comparisons and providing appointment recommendations
  • Preparing tender documents and managing tender process through to completion including presenting justifications to senior management
  • Working in consultation with the project management team to develop and implement the project procurement strategy
  • Assembling and issuing contract documentation and service level agreements
  • Supporting the purchasing function and other relevant departments within the business
  • Communicating any project-related issues which may impact on business operations
  • Reviewing market place to determine potential alternative products, technologies and vendors
  • Building, maintaining and managing supplier relationships
  • Assessing and evaluating suppliers and contributing to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and have a proven track record of developing and maintaining professional working relationships with external vendors, contractors, suppliers and internal stakeholders. You also need to have a high level of numeracy in order to be comfortable making precise mathematical calculations to support negotiations. Equally as important is the ability to work well in a fast paced projects team. This role will mostly be office-based but will involve frequent domestic travel between sites so a driving licence and passport are highly desirable (travel will be expensed). There will also be career progression opportunities associated with this role, together with a very competitive salary and excellent package.

More information is available upon application.

When applying for this role, please indicate your current salary (plus benefits package), minimum salary required, notice period and your reasons for wishing to move from your current company. Alliance Consulting is acting as an employment agency in this respect. Alliance Consulting specialise in the placement of engineers throughout the UK. By sending us your CV you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. By applying for this role you hereby consent to us submitting your CV to our client. If you do not wish your CV to be sent to our client then you must clearly state this to us. Equally, if there are any companies that you do not wish your CV to be sent to (for whatever reason), then please let us know of this when you apply.

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Buyer, Purchaser, Purchasing, Procurement, Procuring, Production, Manufacturing, Components, CAPEX, Projects
  • Start date : ASAP
  • Term :
  • Experience Required : 5 to 10 years
  • Salary : £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
  • References : DH886317_1509011155
  • Activity area : Aerospace Engineering

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