Buyer - oil gas and marine


Buyer - oil gas and marine

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

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  • Salary::

    £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits, car/car allowance

  • Contact:

    Victoria Elliott

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  • Job Published:

    about 1 year ago

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What you will do
The Buyer - Verticals UKI role incorporates materials and subcontract procurement activities. The Buyer will be responsible for supplier management and negotiations for complex materials and contracts for projects following established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints. This position reports directly to the Procurement Manager for Verticals. The candidate may be geographically based and should be willing to travel as required to support the business.

How you will do it
As the Verticals Buyer you will purchase complex materials and subcontracts for projects from established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints. Obtain quotations and negotiates with suppliers on price, service and assists to ensure technical inclusion on purchased materials and installation contracts. And also develops / negotiates Procurement agreements. You will be required to manage interpersonal relationships with supplier staff and contributes to the measurement and reporting of performance, advising the Procurement Manager of identified risks and situations with potential to impact business performance. You will develop key vendor relationships, with focus on agreements, supplier consolidation, along with setting up contracts that include pricing, rebates and terms agreements and with suppliers.

The Verticals Buyer manages and builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure engagement. They collect, analyse and recommend solutions to quality problems on purchased materials. You will plan and prioritise activities, suggests and implements process improvements aimed at improving customer service levels. And advise management of improvements on materials and equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes. You will be required to achieve cost savings in line with departmental targets. A key part of the role is to liaise with suppliers for special equipment configurations as needed, assist with calculation and negotiation of supplier rebates. Drive adoption of best practice in area of responsibility and provide input to continuous improvement of the Procurement function and process. You will implement and drive cost control leadership initiatives alongside operational, finance and sales teams.

What we look for
*Ability to work ethically and with full integrity when making time sensitive or difficult decisions.
*Excellent analytical skills, results-driven and accurate, with proven ability to demonstrate this
*Good initiative and interpersonal communication skills both orally and in writing
*Good influencing and negotiation skills
*Relationship driven with customers. Builds trusting relationships to enhance cooperation and collaboration.
*Good knowledge of the opportunities, limitations and risks of international sourcing.
*Good knowledge of purchasing practices and applicable laws and regulations, with good commercial acumen.
*Bachelor's degree or equivalent through experience
*Three to five years of active experience in an equivalent professional purchasing position within Construction, Production or Oil, Gas and Marine industries, with knowledge of Service and installation projects including subcontract procurement.
*Experience of procurement in a production environment with buffer stock, min/max and re-ordering processes would be beneficial.
*CIPS/IIPMM qualified or studying towards