10 days ago
A fantastic opportunity has risen with our Global Nuclear client in Chester for a strong Buyer on a 9-12 months contract basis.
o lead / assist in the delivery of procurement and payment activities, safeguarding the commercial and legal interests of the funding authority as well as the Client group in order to support the achievement of business goals.
Buyer are expected to provide professional Procurement support as part of a cross functional team to sourcing projects typically ranging from £5k to £5M in value across a broad spectrum of spend areas.
Administrative tasks include the formal recording of procurement value in line with own and wider functional targets and against set reporting methodologies, placement and approval of SAP Purchase Orders, dealing with invoice queries, management of department records, participation in periodic self-audit / process verification activities etc. Project support will include the commercial review of project specifications of work, development of procurement strategies, development of tender documents and management of ITT's, detailed analysis of tenders, leading commercial negotiations and the drafting, approval, implementation together with post-award management of commercial contracts.
Protect the company's commercial, business and legal interests
To comply with all legislative, regulatory and Company policy standards and procedures e.g. safety, quality, risk, security etc.
Organisation of own work with limited reference upwards. Where applicable, anticipate and deal with arising issues according to procedures and laid down parameters, re-route tasks and monitor them.
Procurement Delivery - Responsible (and accountable to the Procurement Manager) for the acquisition of goods and services for the Client
Procurement Procedures - ensure compliance with the Clients Group procurement procedures/requirements.
Procurement Guidance - provide procurement support to Chester business as required.
Responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the Clients procurement data held on SAP.
Finance Shared Services Centre - resolve invoice queries, parked invoices when required.
Management of, and delivery upon, internal customer and funding authority expectations with respect to project timescales, value delivery, procedural compliance etc.
Liaison where necessary with Group Procurement and Category Management colleagues.
Evaluate requisitions, liaising with project managers to ascertain that the specifications clearly describe the requirements, formatting data to ensure appropriate presentation.
Determine the most appropriate form of contract / purchase conditions to ensure orders are placed in accordance with
purchasing policy and guidelines.
Develop and prepare formal tender documents, select appropriate suppliers and relevant terms and conditions of contract to ensure the company's legal, commercial and safety requirements are met.
Develop and agree suitable measures of success in line with customer expectations and actively seek and address customer feedback.
Collate tender bids, analyse and make commercial recommendations through line manager to project management.
Prepare contracts for signature by others.
Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers to ensure goods are delivered to time, cost and quality.
Responsible for the provision of information to maintain procurement plan.
Responsible and accountable for the maintenance of complete, accurate and compliant CNS procurement records.
Proactively look to improve the systems in the working area utilising best practice.
Promoting and monitoring a safe environment/good housekeeping of the working area.
* Negotiation skills
* Stakeholder management and relationship building
* P2P Process knowledge
* Robust communication and influencing skills
* Knowledge of SAP Procurement modules
* Contract Law knowledge and understanding of contractual risk