Project Materials Buyer

Job Title: Project Materials Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber,
Salary: Negotiable
Duration: 12 months
REF: BBBH21846
Contact Name: Berkeley Gerrell
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Job Published: about 4 years ago

An opportunity exists due to maternity cover with our client to recruit an experienced Project Buyer for a fixed term period of 12 months, to work in their York office. This role will be responsible for the procurement of Project Materials predominately of railway materials and you will continually seek to improve efficiency through the development of best practice procurement techniques. Your role will report to the Head of Project Procurement, North. Sector training will be given but a good background in Materials Buying is essential.

Main responsibilities

As the Supply Chain representative in the York office you will help to promote the presence of Supply Chain in the office and be part of a small regional team for all purchasing requirements.

Responsible for the day to day ordering and expediting.

Responsible for obtaining quotations from suppliers where framework agreements are not in place.

To work closely with the regional Material Interface Engineer (MIE)

To obtain from the project, planning & bill of materials information.

Engagement with key stakeholders is key to the role.

Ensure early and continuous integration of the Purchasing function into the project.

Ensuring that the client approved materials/parts are delivered within time, to budget, and to specification.

Supporting Project Managers to develop and manage project delivery plans.

Assist Bids & Tendering department in client bid preparation and with support during client negotiations.

Ensure that timely communication of all internal reports is met.

Fully participate in all relevant Supply Chain Management training & process activities.

Person specification:

Previous experience of working in a procurement role, ideally rail or a similar industry/environment.

CIPS qualified or in the process of studying would also be an advantage.

SAP or Oracle experience is ideal.

A working knowledge of ERP is needed

Good interpersonal, collaboration and persuasion skills.

Good numerate and Microsoft IT skills.

Commercially minded and able to communicate at all levels.

Proactive approach & positive outlook.

Delivery focused.

Ability to work on own initiative and part of a team & under time pressure.

Good communication skills written & oral (essential)

Our client, the leading global engineering and technology services company, has been active in the United Kingdom for over 170 years. We provide innovative solutions to help tackle the UK's major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Our client has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 12 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices.

Our client offers a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension. Through a flexible benefit scheme you can select benefits that best suit your lifestyle, including private healthcare.