Procurement Heads’ Industrial practice has partnered with a renowned utilities company to recruit a Senior Buyer – Network Services.

Procurement Heads’ Industrial practice have partnered with a renowned utilities company to recruit a Senior Buyer – Network Services, to help strengthen energy security and deliver net zero.

As a Senior Buyer – Network Services, you’ll be leading and delivering complex, high value, high risk tenders that require innovative commercial thinking and strong procurement leadership.

The role offers a hybrid work model, and you’ll be working from its Warwickshire offices 1-2 days a week, with occasional travel to the other site.

As a Senior Buyer – Network Services your key responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting the Procurement Manager in driving value creation across the procured spend base.
  • Ensuring a systematic and compliant approach to managing spend across all procurement is adopted, in line with the direction from the Procurement Manager.
  • Developing relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Sourcing lead for 1-2 strategic tenders at a time, identifying the best sourcing strategies, and leading events from market engagement through to contract award.
  • Maintaining knowledge of the policies and frameworks for contract and supplier management, ensuring compliance with the relevant processes and escalating issues as they arise.
  • Collating data on spend performance and other metrics, providing analysis and recommendations for action; feedback to Procurement Manager for reporting purposes to provide a holistic picture of procurement activity.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of understanding, identifying, and executing multiple opportunities across a range of spend categories to deliver value.
  • Experience of major infrastructure procurement, regulated procurement, and/ or energy markets is desirable. 
  • Experience in the management of tendering large events.
  • Supply chain management experience in complex environments.
  • Expert influencing and negotiation skills to drive optimum value through the award of commercially sound contracts.

Benefits

  • Up to £59,000 salary
  • Up to 15% bonus
  • Up to 6% double matched pension
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Hybrid working

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