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Category Buyer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Water & Environmental

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £40k - 45k per year

  • Contact:

    Chas Earl

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 074

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:


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Role: Buyer
Location: Peterborough
Salary: up to £45,000 p/a plus package
My client is looking to strengthen their Procurement team with a Buyer for their team in Peterborough to help support on the Anglian water framework. You will be looking after the negotiation and placing of material/sub-contract orders against operational requisitions including the collation of all contractual documentation, logging and maintenance of orders. Administration of sub-contractor details including pre-qualification questionnaires, performance data and input of information to the database.

Reporting into the Procurement Manager, your responsibilities will be:

  • To minimise the cost of materials and plant.
  • To improve service level agreements with suppliers and internal departments.
  • To participate in the implementation of strategic procedural and practical changes to increase productivity and performance.
  • To comply with procedures and policy on procurement including participation in Audits (Internal/External).
  • Tenders - Assist Procurement Manager in preparation of enquiry documents and tender review sheets.
  • Prepare and issue Requests for Quotations (RFQ)
  • Assist with the development and implementation of standard subcontract documentation, including tender and/or contract enquiry letters, scope, subcontract templates, pre-award meeting agendas etc.
  • Implementation of procedures and supply agreements.
  • Ensure adherence to mandatory framework agreements are upheld.
  • Negotiation with suppliers.
  • Progressing the provision of materials and services to meet contract programmes and deadlines.
  • Obtaining quotations for materials and plant to tight deadlines to meet tender return dates.
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders with correct terms and conditions and optimum commercial terms.
  • Participation in Category Agreement Teams.
  • Collation of data to regularly report on individual and department KPIs.
  • Assist to resolve any queries raised by the Supply Chain, including invoice queries

Packages include -  

  • A competitive salary 
  • Hybrid Working 
  • 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 

About You


  • Degree level education, or qualified by experience.
  • Ideally, membership of professional body (RICS, CIPS), or working towards.
  • Significant experience of procurement in the construction industry.
  • Sound working knowledge of the main forms of contract, NEC, JCT, CECA (ICE).
  • Knowledge of the forms of sub-contract for the building, civils and utilities sectors.
  • Experience of negotiating with suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines.
  • Competent in the use of 0365 software specifically MS Excel, and Multiple Purchasing systems.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

We are looking to move quick sourcing for this position. Apply Today and We will be in touch to progress your application. You can contact me at or reach me on 02393 876 074.
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