Indirect Buyer

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

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  • Salary:

    Up to £25.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Farrington

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Indirect Buyer; Location: Blackburn; Duration: 12 Months
Hours: 37 per week; Pay: £25.00 LTD per hour or £20.19 PAYE per hour
We are looking to recruit an indirect lead buyer to join our client's team based on the outskirts of Blackburn
The role sits within Indirect Procurement Services organisation and will provide support to a variety of investment projects including:
New build facilities and smaller scale site infrastructure and refurbishment works. Plant and Equipment requirements to support operational activity, including test and manufacturing.
The projects will be located predominantly on its existing sites in Lancashire, with some projects potentially located on customer locations elsewhere in the UK and overseas.
Candidates should have experience in the end to end sourcing and management of procurement processes, ideally in this area of procurement.
Job Description
Lead the process for undertaking market surveys of potential suppliers
Lead the process to prepare and issue pre-qualification documents
Assess the commercial status of potential suppliers including use of external financial advisors where appropriate
Prepare & issue reports outlining recommendations for the use of potential suppliers
Lead the process for supplier de-briefs
If required undertake visits to assess potential suppliers
Corroborate the commercial and Procurement aspects of Business cases for proposed investments
Advise on potential procurement strategies and contracting routes (in conjunction with our professional advisors, if necessary)
Prepare & maintain Procurement Plans
Identification and management of risk
Attend & support Project Reviews when required
Assist suppliers to register & use e-RFX systems
Provide commercial advice on scopes of work & schedules of service (prepared by others) when required
Prepare & collate RFP / ITT packs (in conjunction with our professional advisors where appropriate)
Develop the assessment criteria to be utilised to select the winning bid - which may be included in the RFP
Issue tenders
Ensure that tenders are run in accordance with the appropriate governance guidelines - to be determined on a case by case but will address IPS and Business Unit requirements.
Provide commercial assistance to the customer and supplier during the tender period
Respond to tender queries as required.
Receive tender returns and action in accordance with the appropriate governance guidelines
Undertake commercial assessment (in conjunction with our professional advisors, if necessary - on larger projects the QS would lead the commercial tender assessment)
Prepare commercial recommendations for the award of contracts (in conjunction with our professional advisors, if necessary)
Notify unsuccessful bidders in writing and provide debriefs as required
Prepare contract documents (external support provided as appropriate)
Negotiate or assist in contract & price negotiations (including framework agreements where appropriate)
Obtain signatures of all parties on contract documents
Ensure that signed contract docs are stored correctly in accordance with Governance procedures.
Obtain quotations for low value purchases where necessary
Raise Purchase Orders
Assist in the resolution of invoice queries
Attend Site meetings &/or provide commercial advice during the course of a contract as required. Note, the lead role following contract award will be the PM and QS - IPS will support where required.
Monitor that Variations to contract are managed correctly (in conjunction with our professional advisors, if necessary)
Agree the final account & negotiate with the contractor (in conjunction with our professional advisors, if necessary)
Record any costs savings made. Savings are one of the measures of performance against which the team is measured.
Create & maintain a database of preferred suppliers
Ensure that forms of contract and special conditions are maintained up to date & incorporate any periodically published changes (In conjunction with our Legal advisors).
Support the resolution of any disputes or claims that may arise during or after a contract, including the engagement of legal support as required.
Provide management reports as required for specific projects & overall workload
The role will require close working with IPS colleagues, internal stakeholders and also working with Suppliers throughout the sourcing process.

The expectation of the role is that it will add value throughout the project lifecycle and a proactive and enthusiastic approach is vital. Savings targets are a key target at a team and individual level. You would be expected to apply a high degree of procurement skills to the role and also be able to engage, contribute, challenge and problem solve issues related to the project with the project team
Candidates must have previous procurement experience, be competent in the use of MS Office packages.
Please note the rate shown is a limited rate
Morson is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.