Senior Buyer - Civil Engineering/Construction

4 days left

Birmingham, West Midlands
Jan 08, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
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We currently require the services of a Senior Buyer to work for a well respected client based in Birmingham.

This an excellent opportunity to work on site 5 days per week in Birmingham.

Senior Buyer

Onsite in Birmingham 5 days per week


Key Areas of Responsibility & Accountability
  • To drive value from the supply chain through effective supply chain selection, segmentation, relationship management and development, and robust performance management
  • To ensure an effective supply chain structure is in place for their area, with clear ownership of key subcontractor relationships, whilst ensuring a consistent approach across the Business Unit.
  • Implement the Supply Chain Strategy and deliver
  • Provide input into subcontractor selection and the development of project tender lists and then lead the supply chain involvement
  • Where required, support and / or lead subcontract procurement and develop package procurement strategies.
  • Prepare tender enquiries and send out for pricing in accordance with the project Procurement Schedules to meet the project programme
  • Lead the Procurement element for any Tenders, contributing to pre-start and coordination meetings
  • Draft and prepare contract documentation using standard Rail templates or the NEC3 working alongside the Rail legal team to ensure compliance
  • Effectively communicate project requirements to the supply chain through a variety of communication channels
  • Continual identification of any Procurement related risks and opportunities, whether at Programme of Project level and reporting them onto the ARM Risk Software system
  • Ordering of construction materials, plant and subcontract services across Rail using the SUMMIT system when required
  • Work with stakeholders, at all levels, to understand internal and external requirements
  • Ongoing development and running of the supplier relationship management process in conjunction with other members of the Procurement Team
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels within the organisation to ensure that procurement is seen as a valued contributor to the success of the business
  • Drive a culture of constant improvement; identify and implement initiatives in order in increase business-wide effectiveness and efficiency
  • Attend Project Meeting / Progress Reviews as and when required / requested by the Project teams Organisation and management of individual daily workload
  • Data reporting as and requested by the Procurement Manager
  • Work with a focus on Continuous Improvement and ensure suppliers deliver on time, cost and quality in line with the project requirements
  • As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time
  • As you will expect the organisation may change from time to time and you will be expected to meet the operational requirements.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required from time to time.

Person Specification
  • Knowledge and experience
  • Extensive experience within Construction / Civil Engineering sector working at senior level within a large multi business unit or project environment,
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail with regard to contractual obligations and the placement of orders
  • Knowledge of best practice supply chain management tools
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness, with the ability to control and monitor budgets
  • Finely tuned communication skills with regard to engaging with external and internal parties
  • Skills/Qualifications
  • Evidence of a sound education which should include English and Maths GCSE at grade A-C or above, or equivalent
  • MCIPS or equivalent is desirable, including 'working towards'
  • Industry-related qualifications are desirable, and could include:
  • Trade-related qualification
  • Other professional qualification
  • ONC/HNC/HND/Degree
IT literate and proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office packages and Procurement softwareStrong people skills with the ability to liaise with all levels of personnelA full UK driving licence is desirable as travelling to site may be required
  • Personal Qualities
  • To demonstrate a proactive work ethic
  • To ensure high levels of accuracy and information assurance
  • Ensuring confidentiality of financial and operational information relating to sthe Supply Chain
  • To act professionally in all work environments and in all interactions with stakeholders
  • To work effectively within a team, sharing best practice, while also having the ability to make decisions in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to be flexible and evolve due to the ever-changing nature of the Construction / Civil Engineering industry
  • To have a passion and take a pride in delivering true best value
  • Honesty and high standard of Ethics in line with CIPS guidelines

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.