• Job Reference: 00000086-1
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2019
  • Recruiter: Wales & West Utilities
  • Location: Newport, Gwent
  • Salary: £40,412
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive pension scheme and flexible benefits options.
  • Sector: Procurement
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Looking for a new challenge?  Come and join our Procurement Team!

We’re looking for a Buyer to support the contract management process to maximise value from supplier relationships and support the delivery of our Procurement Strategy and Annual Procurement Plan.

We’ll trust you to:

  • Support the Senior Buyers and/or leading in larger sourcing events. Lead in smaller sourcing events.

  • Act as the first point of contact for both suppliers and business stakeholders to help resolve sourcing and contract queries.

  • Act as the key point of contact to WWU business stakeholders to assist in resolution of procurement systems/initiative queries (for example provide expert guidance/training to SRM users).

  • Liaise with AVL team for category specific issues

  • Ensure ongoing business stakeholder compliance with WWU procurement policy, procedures and processes and assisting in the development and implementation of any new policy, procedures and processes.

  • Contribute to the ongoing development and performance improvement of the Procurement Team through the active participation in both current and future development projects.

  • Ensure efficient and accurate administration and maintenance of records, files and associated systems (including Vendor Master and Framework Order creation).

  • Maintain appropriate electronic and hard copy document records of contracts and related contractual documentation.

  • Undertake wider departmental tasks within the P&L team as required.


You’ll need:

  • Relevant procurement experience and/or MCIPS qualification with some practical experience

  • A strong Commercial awareness and understanding of contract terms.

  • A good understanding of EU procurement regulations and contract processes, procedures and best practices

  • The ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels within the business. Good written communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills

  • The ability to work both under own initiative and as part of a team

  • The ability to prioritise own workload and multi-task

  • Good working knowledge of E-Procurement and Microsoft Office packages

  • The ability to operate procurement information systems and data manipulation, ideally with experience of using major ERP applications (SAP R/3, SAP SRM etc).

You can read a full job description on our website.

What’s in it for you?

At Wales & West Utilities we believe people are our greatest asset, therefore we are committed to supporting each and every colleague in maintaining their wellbeing, both in their personal lives and at work.

To support this, we offer a competitive package which includes:

  • Starting salary of £40,412

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits options

  • Comprehensive training

The way we do things

Wales & West Utilities is a values-based business. You can find out more on our website.


Closing date for applications is 30th September 2019.