Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Workington, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Nuclear Power Station

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £43218.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    2yrs fixed term

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  • Start date:


  • Client:


We have an exciting opportunity for a SENIOR BUYER to be based in Workington

This is a 2-year fixed term contract

The successful Candidate will lead procurement activities against a predetermined range of goods and services contributing to the overall objectives of the department by adding value and enhancing customer service.


Assist in the continuous development of the Company Procurement function towards best practice.

Identify and deliver value adding opportunities from the supply chain.

Develop and / or select appropriate contract terms and conditions for a controlled supply set in accordance with authorisation policies.

Lead negotiations / tender exercises for a predetermined range of goods and services, with respect to high value tenders ensuring compliance with EU procurement directives.

Place contracts / Purchase Orders for assigned supply set, adopting appropriate effective contract management techniques.

Release higher value Purchase Orders against Outline / Group Agreements.

Use Agresso to create / amend Purchase Orders.

Assist in the collation and presentation of procurement based reports.

Assist individuals with issues and problems on a local site by site basis.

Line management responsibilities.

Provide guidance / support to members of the Procurement team and broader company community.

Provide assistance and support to the Procurement Managers as and when required.


Production of procurement reports and analysis in line with periodic reporting.
Use of appropriate terms & conditions.
Responding to customer queries in a timely manner.
Savings achieved.
Purchase Order processing.
Adhering to all legislative, regulatory and company procedures / standards e.g. safety, quality, risk, security.


Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or working towards a Professional membership.
Degree qualified.
Minimum of 5 years experience in a procurement environment.
Experience of Public Contract Regulations/OJEU
Ability to understand technical requirements.
Excellent interpersonal skills - confidence, drive, challenge, influencing skills, communications.


Knowledge of Agresso
General commercial / business experience.