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Job Title: Senior Buyer

Salary: Competitive

Employer: Wales and West Utilities

Location: Newport

Job Category: Buyer

Contract Type: Full-time

Job Description

We’re looking for a Senior Buyer on a 12-month fixed term contract to deliver strategic sourcing events in order to meet specific business and end user needs. Key responsibilities include delivering the objectives defined by the Head of Procurement, managing supporting staff, managing the sourcing process and delivering projects on time.

This role will involve the development of contracting strategies, drafting Invitations to Tender and RFQ’s, the negotiation and implementation of Contracts and Framework Agreements, and more widely offering procurement support and advice to all end-users within the business.

We’ll trust you to:

Ensure all Procurement events are run in compliance with the EU Utilities Regulations and internal Procurement Policy.

Evaluate bids and make recommendations based on commercial and technical factors;

Negotiate and agree contracts

Develop and maintain an up to date knowledge of appropriate EU Procurement legislation, policies and procedures, ensuring their correct application in any Procurement Event;

Liaise with key stakeholders, including internal customers, external suppliers

Producing reports and statistics

Support the Head of Procurement

You’ll need:

Demonstrable relevant Procurement or Commercial experience in the Utility, Manufacturing or construction industries.

The ability to work independently or as a team player

People leadership experience and be results focused

Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills;

Experience, or good working knowledge of: SAP R/3 (or similar ERP systems), e-Sourcing systems

Strong Commercial awareness;

A good standard of numeracy, to be able to analyse facts and figures and then make sense of them within a business context;

Strong negotiation skills and networking ability;

Experience with commercial contracts and templates

The ability to make important decisions and to cope with pressure from meeting demanding targets and tight deadlines;

Tact and diplomacy; the ability to multi-task and take risks

You can read a full job description here.

What’s in it for you?

At Wales & West Utilities we believe people are our greatest asset, therefore we are committed to supporting each and every colleague in maintaining their wellbeing, both in their personal lives and at work. To support this, we offer a competitive package which includes:

– Competitive Salary: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
– Competitive pension scheme
– Flexible benefits options

The way we do things

Wales & West Utilities is a values-based business. You can find out more here.

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