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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Senior Buyer / Buyer / Assistant
  • Date posted: 13/10/2017
  • Job reference: VR/43133
This vacancy has now expired.
Our client is currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer on a permanent basis near Hull.

Our Business:
The business operates on a 24 hour, 7 days a week basis, across a diverse range of low and high hazard industries including power, gas, fuel storage & also in energy trading.
The group is continually expanding, providing operations, maintenance and management services and solutions throughout the UK and services to other global businesses and has experience in areas such as the Middle East, Europe and South America.

This job specification details the requirements for the role of Senior Buyer, reporting directly to the Group Procurement Manager.

Primary role objectives:
The primary objective of the Senior Buyer role is to ensure that goods and services are procured in line with policies and procedures and that value for money is achieved.
In addition to managing the procurement function at the Saltend site, the role will also involve procurement support across the business.

Major duties:
Be responsible for the procurement function at the site.
Support the development of procurement procedures and processes specific to the site.
Provide line management to the Buyer based at the site.
Develop and implement the contract strategy for the site.
Provide procurement support as required across other sites.
Produce any required weekly/monthly reports.
Manage the authorisation of suppliers, supplier management processes and supplier performance issues.
Develop and comply with all purchasing procedures to ensure probity, ethics and accountability are maintained.
Manage and develop contracts for goods and services giving consideration to contract strategy, commercial structure, terms and conditions of contract; and cross site efficiencies and initiatives.
Lead and manage the award process for operational and/or capital contracts.
Co-ordinate and manage any client and/or supplier related audits.
Provide ongoing management of contracts in liaison with nominated technical representatives and other internal customers.
Promote the use of the PSS system.

Minimum Requirements:
Fully qualified Member of CIPS (MCIPS)
Relevant experience within a purchasing department.
Relevant experience in the energy, oil, gas, petrochemical or chemical industry in a procurement and/or contract management role.
Proven administration, management & co-ordination of contracts for goods and services including:
Selection of commercial strategy and basis.
Contract preparation.
Performance monitoring.
Dispute and problem resolution.
Understanding of up to date, ethical purchasing principles and practices.
A working knowledge of appropriate terms and conditions of contract and current legislation.
Awareness of ISO9001.
Highly computer literate.
Knowledge and understanding of procurement management systems.
Proficiency to intermediate level in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.