Permanent Senior Buyer

Job Title: Permanent Senior Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £39000 - £49500 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP - Subject to Clearance
Reference: 1611-4_1491562009
Contact Name: Amanda Taylor
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 07, 2017 11:46

Job Description

Sitec are currently looking to recruit a Senior Buyer (Hard FM Services and Professional Services) for a nuclear MoD establishment in Reading. The post is permanent and is paying competitively from £39,000 to £49,500 per annum plus benefits, dependent on experience.

Successful applicants will be required to be Security Cleared prior to appointment and must hold a British Passport and UK residency for the past 10 years or more to qualify.

Candidates will be required to undertake online testing for basic verbal and numerical reasoning as part of the recruitment process.

To be a senior team member and contribute to the delivery of the Enterprise Strategy by implementing and maintaining effective buying delivery and day to day contract Management

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

* To deliver procurement support to an agreed delivery function
* To oversee and deliver high value and complex procurements
* To oversee and do buying delivery and day to day contract Management for all related products and services
* Liaison with Production lead and tech' Centres to ensure schedule and demand are understood and met
* To be the embedded procurement delivery lead for reporting and supporting the management of contract performance
* Be the lead for preparation, analysis, negotiation and award of contracts within delegated signing powers in accordance with purchasing policy
* To develop, implement and continuously improve the reporting capability within the Supply Chain Management (SCM) function
* Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality

* For line/task management of assigned team, their performance and behaviours
* To provide efficient and effective contract management and procurement processes for assigned products and services
* To provide governance and ensure that the approach taken by the function for aligns to client strategies and provides best value for money
* Support change and championing best practice
* To build robust relationships with external supply chain based on trust
* To monitor and manage allocated supplier performance through SC21 initiative
* Compliance with process
* Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

* Knowledge of SCM activities and tools used by industry in procurement functions
* Knowledge of the HR strategies and tactical approaches being deployed to deliver the Enterprise Strategy
* Knowledge of best practice procurement techniques

* Ability to work with stakeholders and develop relationships that support; the application of process
* Ability to organise and work with teams and where appropriate delegate accountabilities
* Ability to apply toolsets
* Ability to make effective presentations
* Ability to provide creative alternative solutions where needed and to use initiative proactively in appropriate situations
* High levels of verbal and written communication skills

* Experience within Procurement as a function
* Experience in the placement and management of complex high cost projects and contracts
* Supplier relationship management experience and in influencing stakeholders at all levels including some senior level
* exposure

* Appropriate Professional Qualification; RICS, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply or equivalent type of qualification i.e. GCSE A level / HNC

Special Requirements
* Willing and able to obtain the Security Clearance required for the role
* Willing and able to travel within the UK and abroad as necessary which may entail short periods away

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec, part of the Sitec Group. The services advertised by Sitec are those of an Employment Agency.

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