Senior Buyer – Utilities

Rate: Negotiable depending on experience

Industry: Oil & Gas

Job Type: Contract

Location: North West

Reference: 26984rp

Expiration date: 09 August 2017

Working on projects related to Stanlow Oil Refinery, the Senior Buyer will be required to define, analyse, develop sourcing strategy for the relevant category of spend. You will support a dynamic procurement team with on-going management of category and supplier base and work with internal Stakeholders through-out the requisition to pay process to ensure best value for the business.

Working within a team environment you will be responsible for the procurement of the sites utilities contracts (Water, Electricity etc).
You will be required to review the usage and pricing to get the best deals with the service providers to provide maximum cost savings
where possible.

Typical duties can include:

  • Implementation and management of a strategic category structure via clear Buyer Business Plans (BBP) and contract pipelines.
  • Management and completion of all requests for quotations and approaches to market from site for all spend related to the category.
  • Post Award management of all Contracts
  • Develop and maintain required (management) reports and spend analysis and report value improvements.
  • Communicate and manage relationship with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Responsible for contract strategy & award
  • Participate in process and cost improvement activities. This includes participation or leading LEAN, Waste Elimination or Six Sigma projects and coaching the business organization with use of contracts
  • Establishing close network across the site to ensure early engagement and compliance with the Fundamentals of Purchasing.
  • Identify and implement best value solutions for all relevant requirements from the business.


  • Relevant Technical or Business Degree or equivalent experience
  • Relevant and recent experience of working in a heavy industrial or large plant environment
  • Willing to/working towards or has achieved CIPS Professional Diploma (L6)
  • Proven track record in negotiations, stakeholder and supplier relationship management and category management.
  • ERP Systems Knowledge, especially SAP