Position: Buyer

Location: Rickmansworth with flexible working

Salary: £40-45k Negotiable (DOE), Plus Excellent Benefits Package

The Role: Our client is looking to strengthen their Procurement team with a Buyer for their Thames region. Based from the office near Rickmansworth, you will be looking after the negotiation and placing of material/sub-contract orders against operational requisitions including the collation of all contractual documentation, logging and maintenance of orders. Administration of sub-contractor details including pre-qualification questionnaires, performance data and input of information to the database.

Responsibilities: Reporting into the Procurement Manager, your responsibilities will be:

Minimise the cost of materials and plant supplied to the Thames Water Region.

Improve service level agreements with suppliers and internal departments.

Participate in the implementation of strategic procedural and practical changes to increase productivity and performance.

Comply with our client’s procedures and policy on procurement including participation in Audits (Internal/External).

Tenders – Assist Procurement Manager in preparation of enquiry documents and tender review sheets.

Prepare and issue Requests for Quotations (RFQ)

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.

Implementation of procedures and supply agreements.

Ensure adherence to Thame Water Mandatory Framework agreements are upheld.

Negotiation with suppliers.

Progressing the provision of materials and services to meet contract programmes and deadlines.

Obtaining quotations for materials and plant to tight deadlines to meet tender return dates.

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

Participation in Category Agreement Teams.

Collation of data to regularly report on individual and department KPIs.

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

Experience: Degree level education, or qualified by experience.

Ideally, membership of professional body (RICS, CIPS), or working towards.

Significant experience of procurement in the construction industry.

Sound working knowledge of the main forms of contract, NEC, JCT, CECA (ICE).

Knowledge of the forms of sub-contract for the building, civils and utilities sectors.

Experience of negotiating with suppliers and sub-contractors.

Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines.

Competent in the use of 0365 software specifically MS Excel, and Multiple Purchasing systems.

Competent with use of Thames Water Business Collaborator system.

Key Words:








Supply Agreements

Framework Agreements

Category Agreements


Water Industry

Water Treatment

Water Sector





Conditions of Contract





Job Information

Job Reference: 886964_1641924931
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Locations: East England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Operations

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