Project Buyer

DATS are looking for a Project Buyer to join our client based in the Cheshire area on a contract basis. You will support the big and sales team with cost information for the proposals for new business.

Role: Project Buyer
Position Type: Contract
Hours: Full time
Salary: Depending on experience
Location: Cheshire
Industry:  Project Support
Reference: HQ6109
Date Posted: 08/06/2017

What does the job involve?

Work within a cross-functional team (Procurement, Sales and Bid Team, Engineering, Quality, Legal and others as required) you will be required to lead the supplier selection and contract award for work. As the Project Buyer you will:

  • Support the Bid Team in the preparation of cost information for the submission of proposals to prospective clients through the tender of requirements.
  • Support operations teams during the delivery of projects the company has won.
  • Tender analysis and selection criteria definition (Supplier Evaluation Matrix).
  • Be involved in the negotiations (define negotiation strategy and drive negotiation results).
  • Review contracts with legal support.
  • Manage relationship with suppliers, securing their performance in perspective of their project deliverables (time, quality, costs)
  • Track contract commitments.
  • Manage Change Orders
  • Monitor KPIs.
  • Analyse and evaluate capital and revenue options and lead decision-making process

What skills and experience do you need?

  • Proven track record in a senior purchasing role
  • Knowledge of procurement systems
  • Knowledge of forms of contract – NEC3, MF1, ICHEME among others
  • Knowledge of plant, equipment management and purchasing thereof
  • Change management & continuous improvement

What are the pay and benefits?

Depending on experience

If you feel this opportunity could be a fit for your skills and experience, please reply to this advert and one of our Consultants will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. Recruitment processes with our Clients usually move quickly and successful applicants will advance to interview stage promptly. Regrettably, only applicants who demonstrate the required experience outlined in the advert will be contacted.

If successful, candidates will need to prove eligibility and legal entitlement to work in the UK.