Position: Buyer

Location: Manchester

Salary: £35-40k (Neg DOE), car and excellent benefits package

The Role: Our Client is looking to strengthen their Procurement team with a Buyer. This role sits within the central procurement team providing support to their projects throughout the UK. In addition to direct project related procurement there will be a small element of indirect category procurement such as IT, travel, and consumables.

Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Head of Procurement.

Prepare and issue Requests for Quotations (RFQ)

Negotiate commercial terms, conditions, and levels of service (including KPI’s) with suppliers

Prepare and issue purchase orders with correct terms and conditions and optimum commercial terms

Identify, develop, implement, and manage Regional and National Framework Agreements for the supply or hire of goods/services. The on-going management of these Agreements is a key element to this role

Prepare, develop, and monitor Project and Regional level Procurement Plans

Assist with the development and implementation of standard subcontract documentation, including tender and/or contract enquiry letters, scope, subcontract templates, pre-award meeting agendas etc.

Assessment and approval of suppliers

Various monitoring and reporting requirements for various stakeholders

Maintain and enhance IFS database and other software and processes

Assist to resolve any queries raised by the Supply Chain, including invoice queries

Develop and maintain close working relationship with all key stakeholders

Assist with the checking of supplier insurances and maintaining supplier records.

Input to departmental procurement procedures where required

Take part in internal and external audits where required

Skills/Experience: Experience in a procurement role within Construction or Utilities

Demonstrable evidence of category/framework management for either materials or plant.

Strong character comfortable challenging supply chain and colleagues at all levels in the business

Always carry out purchasing duties in-line with the CIPS Ethical Policy

Key Words:



Requests for Quotations



Levels of Service

Framework Agreements

Supply Chain



Water Treatment

Water Sector

Water Industry


Waste Water


Category Management


Job Information

Job Reference: 886865_1623858482
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Locations: North West
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Operations

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