Senior Buyer - Capex & Lifecycle

Posted 18/05/2024 by Renewi Services UK Ltd

Milton Keynes
Senior Buyer - Capex & Lifecycle - Milton Keynes
Salary: £55,000 - £58,000 per annum
Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week

In this role, you are responsible for maximizing value through Procurement at Renewi UK Services by strategically managing the UK supplier spend and identify opportunities that drive sustainable improvement in cost, quality, service and innovation.

The role is to support the 6 PFI contracts across the UK with the primary category responsibility being Capex & Life Cycle, however support may be required on other categories such as MRO, Business Services, Fleet, Energy, Facilities when required.

As a minimum you will have established pertinent procurement and strategic sourcing experience including knowledge of professional purchasing policies and procedures. You must have a background in Engineering procurement and knowledge & experience on negotiating NEC contracts. Project Management experience is a plus.

You will be a self-starter with a proven track record in Engineering and Strategic Procurement and Category Management, preferably in an engineering & industrial environment (CAPEX & Life Cycle Senior Buyer). With experience in building mutual relationships with key suppliers, this person will effectively establish relationships with business leaders, matching innovative solutions to meet their needs. Your experience will have been gained ideally in a fast paced, dynamic and very technical industry where the emphasis is on relationships, solution benefit, meeting challenging targets and delivering business needs.

Your key responsibilities:
• Working with Engineering and Operations to identify and schedule procurement activities
• Implement and manage procurement tendering activities, preparing tender documentation and participate in supplier and contractor negotiations
• Liaise with suppliers and manage relationships
• Maintain procurement program and progress report for all live projects and all relevant aspects to provide regular updates
• Drive and ensure suppliers are held accountable for meeting continuous improvement and productivity initiatives
• Support to the other members of the Procurement team in the management of the business' Procurement functional processes and controls, as well as support to cross-business functional training & development initiatives.
• Work with Legal to identify which forms of contract to use for specific packages
• Ensure the Company is not exposed to unnecessary or excessive risks or claims as part of the procurement process

Essential Criteria for the role:

• Procurement experience in an engineering-focused business
• Mobility & flexibility to travel across sites (UK) every week
• Best-in Class NEC specific contract & NEC sourcing experience
• Minimum 4-5 years' experience as a Procurement professional
• Ability to develop and execute a comprehensive category strategy
• Ability to work collaboratively and implement strategic sourcing opportunities
• Knowledge of the strategic sourcing process and practical application to sourcing projects with a history of achieving YOY savings

What do we offer you?

• A competitive salary
• Enhanced employer contribution pension plan.
• 33 days annual leave entitlement including statutory holidays.
• Access to our Sharesave scheme - your chance to own shares in the business you work so hard for.
• Numerous opportunities for career development - we have a history of promoting from within.
• Access to the Renewi wellbeing and reward platform from Day 1.
• Varying job in an international, dynamic organisation in which you can continue to develop yourself and with freedom of strategic leadership.

Will you become our new Capex & Lifecycle Senior Buyer?

Want to know more? Please contact our Talent Acquisition team today!
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Who are we?

At Renewi we exclusively focus on extracting value from waste.

Our vision is to be the leading waste-to-product company in Europe's most advanced circular economies - contributing to a sustainable society for all key stakeholders: customers, suppliers, local communities, employees, regulators, Governments, investors and lenders.

What do we mean by waste-to-product? At Renewi, we exclusively focus on extracting value from waste rather than on its disposal through mass burn incineration or landfill. Of the 14 million tonnes of waste we handle a year, 89% is either recycled or used for energy recovery.
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