IT Buyer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Nuclear Engineering

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  • Salary:

    c£40-£45/hr umbrella

  • Contact:

    James Walker

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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IT Buyer - Warrington - Rate c£40-£45/hr umb - Duration 12 months
Key words / skills: Buyer, Nuclear, Procurement

Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working along side NDA in order to recruit an IT Buyer to work on a 12 month contract at Warrington.
As a Senior Buyer your duties and responsibilities:
To support and contribute to the successful delivery of the scope, schedule and cost against the work scope of an assigned sub category/ portfolio/programme/project by the ensuring the optimum provision of fit for purpose goods and services from the Supply Chain.
The role holder will take the lead on low/medium risk procurement activities, as well as supporting the Category Manager/ Procurement Lead in more complex areas. Managing the tender process for contracts within their delegation, and providing a lead support role in the tender process for contracts ?£3M at higher grades.

Role holders will be required to have a good/broad knowledge of procurement processes including Make V Buy and routes to market dependent on grade. In doing so will work collaboratively with the internal stakeholder/ customer and appropriate functions within the business in order to understand/ determine the business need/ fit for purpose solution(s). Working with the Sourcing Delivery Team, will actively support the tender process for contracts within own delegation and greater and liaise with the legal team in order to draft appropriate contractual agreements.

They will undertake contract management activities for contracts within their portfolio with support from their line manager in order to drive supplier performance and ensure the realisation of all contract benefits.

The role holder will be expected to identify and support the implementation of continuous improvement opportunities both within the Directorate and the broader business.

To establish, collate and conduct the initial analysis with regard to the forecast of demand requests, challenging demand requirements to ensure that the correct/compliant procurement route is used and assist in market research and engagement to ensure value for money sourcing is achieved.
To provide varying degrees of support to the management of sourcing, assessment, selection and award of contracts of low to medium value/ complexity/risk dependent on grade including, to ensure value for money procurements are undertaken.
To support the production of/produce non- complex contract strategies, and ensure compliance with Commercial Directorate policies, procedures and governmental requirements so that commercial risks are identified and mitigated dependent on grade. With support, draft strategies for complex contracts of relatively high value and/or commercial risk, including relevant cost models.
Ensure activities undertaken comply with Commercial Directorate policies, procedures, legislative and governmental requirements so that commercial risks are identified and mitigated.
Ensure value added commercial and financial contract management techniques are used in the management of contracts through to contract close out, in order to drive performance and ensure that contract benefits are fully realised including both monetary savings and soft benefits.
Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, customers and professional functions, providing external insight, commercial support advice and guidance and support the continued development and embedding of commercial awareness across the business.
To accurately develop/ maintain procurement activity records, reports and data in a timely manner.
To provide professional advisory commercial support and guidance to internal customers, taking proactive steps to improve and embed commercial awareness across suppliers/clients/contractors to ensure wider business objectives are met.
Competent in the use of commercial systems and coach others in the use of.
To support and coach colleagues within the Directorate and business areas where applicable to ensure the transfer of knowledge and skills, therefore contributing to the development of a high performing culture and the delivery of the business, directorate and team objectives.
Proven experience of effective negotiation and influencing skills.

Essential Skills
HNC /HND/Degree in Business Management or other relevant disciplines.
Experience working in procurement/supply covering a broad range of products and services.
Working knowledge of relevant legislation and guidelines e.g. NEC 3 terms and conditions.
Strong working knowledge of Public Contract Regulations.
Ability to present data effectively at all levels of the business
For Category Leads, excellent knowledge of Category Management and how to develop a category strategy
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with stakeholders and supplier organisations

Desirable Skills
Membership of or commitment to studying for Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply qualifications or other relevant equivalent professional qualification.
Strong influencing skills and ability to identify opportunities and drive change
to influence internally and negotiate externally with suppliers
Knowledge Project management principles
ICT Procurement experience


To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd operates as both an employment business and agency. If your application is for a position based in the UK or EU, under European Employment Law you MUST be eligible to live and work there.