Assistant Buyer

Posted 13 January 2023
Salary £30k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Water & Environmental
Contact NameLibby Horner

Job description

Role: Assistant Buyer
Location: Oswestry (hybrid working)  
Salary: Up to £30,000 p/a + package
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
My client, a tier one contractor on the United Utilities water framework, are looking to strengthen their Procurement team with appointing an Assistant Buyer based in Oswestry but offers hybrid working.
You will be responsible for providing procurement and supply chain activities in line with company and client policies and procedures, working alongside a central procurement team within a matrix organisation, specifically in the utilities contracting sector. This is an interesting role with a wide range of spend categories and procurement activities. The role offers lots of opportunity to learn, develop and progress.
Working within the procurement team, you will support the supply chain manager by providing assistance in the following;
·Support the procurement team with efficient & effective day to day management of supply chain in support of projects requirements for goods and services.
·Responsible for the processing of requisitions into purchase orders working within the authority spend levels of the company.
·Embed and utilise the well-established, procurement Frameworks & Subcontracts to providing end to end Supply Chain advice, sourcing, supply assurance, delivery, supply chain management and tasking against requirements.
·Support the develop and monitor Project and Regional level Procurement Plans.
·Support the Procurement team with their day-to day activities and where required any reporting and cost analysis.
·Support the Procurement team with the preparation of tender packages.
·Assist the procurement team with data collection for the negotiation of commercial terms, conditions, and levels of service (inc KPIs) with suppliers.
·Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Rules.
·Assist and or address/resolve issues that arise internally and externally, being the point for day-to-day issues.
·Support and collaborate with peers to develop and enhance value, systems, process, and best practice sharing to help MWHT achieve best in class performance and bring consistency to sourcing activities.
·Establish and develop excellent working relationship with the Client; Customers; Suppliers, internal functions, and other relevant external bodies.
·Work with the SHEQ team to ensure the supply chain meets its Health and Safety obligations and carries out commensurate corrective action where necessary.
·Support/maintain and enhance IFS database and other software and processes. Develop in-depth knowledge of IFS and work towards becoming a champion for the system.
·Support with any requirements from internal and external audits where required.
·Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role.
·Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external. networking/conferences/associations/groups/training, to stay current on industry changes and innovations. 
·In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image of the department/company as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive, and beneficial relationships.
·Experience of working in a procurement function.
·Confident in communicating, influencing, and building relationships with colleagues, suppliers, and business stakeholders.
·A self-starter and be able to represent the procurement function.
·Commercially aware and astute.
·Carry out your purchasing duties in-line with the CIPS Ethical Policy.
·Confident with the Microsoft suite of products.
·Develop and maintain close working relationship with all key stakeholders.
·Demonstrate and champion the core values and behaviours of the company.
·Candidates will also need to have a full UK driving license or in the process of taking their driving test.
·Professional administrative qualifications, preferably in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Procurement or related field.
·Construction/Utilities Technical Qualification.
·Experience in a materials procurement role.
·MCIPS or willing to work towards.
Packages include:
·A competitive salary.
·Car/car allowance (subject to role and level of position).
·25 days holiday + Bank Holidays (with an additional 5 days available to buy).
·Contribution Pension scheme.
·Life Assurance.
·Health Insurance.
·Private medical Insurance.
Apply today and if successful, I will be in touch. You can contact me at / 02394 314919.
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