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Senior Buyer - Capex & Lifecycle - 6 month FTC

Senior Buyer - Capex & Lifecycle - 6 month FTC

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    Milton Keynes

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    Up to £60000 per annum + + Benefits

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    Alex Steel

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    about 1 month ago

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    6 months

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Senior Buyer - Capex & Lifecycle - 6 month FTC (with the possibility of extending or moving into a perm position)

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: up to £60k per annum DOE

Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week (hybrid working with 1 day in the office, 2 days traveling to other sites & working from home)

Our client is exclusively focused on extracting value from waste rather than its disposal through mass burn incineration or landfill. Of the 14 million tonnes of waste they handle a year, 89% is either recycled or used for energy recovery.

They are looking to appoint a Senior Buyer - Capex & Lifecycle to join their team where you will be responsible for maximizing value through Procurement by strategically managing the UK supplier spend and identify opportunities that drive sustainable improvement in cost, quality, service and innovation.

The role is to support 6 PFI contracts across the UK with the primary category responsibility being Capex & Life Cycle, however support may be required on other categories such as MRO, Business Services, Fleet, Energy, Facilities when required.

As a minimum you will have established pertinent procurement and strategic sourcing experience including knowledge of professional purchasing policies and procedures. You must have a background in Engineering procurement and knowledge & experience on negotiating NEC contracts. Project Management experience is a plus.

You will be a self-starter with a proven track record in Engineering and Strategic Procurement and Category Management, preferably in an engineering & industrial environment (CAPEX & Life Cycle Senior Buyer). With experience in building mutual relationships with key suppliers. In this role you will effectively establish relationships with business leaders, matching innovative solutions to meet their needs. Your experience will have been gained ideally in a fast paced, dynamic and very technical industry where the emphasis is on relationships, solution benefit, meeting challenging targets and delivering business needs.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Drive and ensure suppliers are held accountable for meeting continuous improvement and productivity initiatives
  • Support to the other members of the Procurement team in the management of the business' Procurement functional processes and controls, as well as support to cross-business functional training & development initiatives.
  • Working with Engineering and Operations to identify and schedule procurement activities
  • Work with Legal to identify which forms of contract to use for specific packages
  • Implement and manage procurement tendering activities, preparing tender documentation and participate in supplier and contractor negotiations
  • Liaise with suppliers and manage relationships
  • Maintain procurement program and progress report for all live projects and all relevant aspects to provide regular updates
  • Ensure the Company is not exposed to unnecessary or excessive risks or claims as part of the procurement process

Check out what we believe will help you be successful in this role:

  • Established experience as a Procurement professional
  • Best-in Class NEC specific contract & NEC sourcing experience
  • Procurement experience in an engineering-focused business
  • Ability to develop and execute a comprehensive category strategy
  • Ability to work collaboratively and implement strategic sourcing opportunities
  • Knowledge of the strategic sourcing process and practical application to sourcing projects with a history of achieving YOY savings
  • Mobility & flexibility to travel across sites (UK) every week

What's in it for you?

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced employer contribution pension plan.
  • 33 days annual leave entitlement including statutory holidays.
  • Access to our Sharesave scheme - your chance to own shares in the business you work so hard for.
  • Numerous opportunities for career development - our client has a history of promoting from within.
  • Access to a wellbeing and reward platform from Day 1.
  • Varied job in an international, dynamic organisation in which you can continue to develop yourself and with freedom of strategic leadership.

If this sounds like you, please send your cv to: to schedule a chat and find out more. Interviews will take place ASAP.

Please do not apply unless you are eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship.