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Greater Manchester
Job Type:
Market related



Water Industry

Construction or Engineering background preferred


Location - Salford and remote working

Our Client in the Water industry is looking to strengthen their Procurement team with a Buyer for the Salford region. This role is hybrid, spending some time in the office and homeworking available you will be looking after the negotiation and placing of material/sub-contract orders against operational requisitions including the collation of all contractual documentation, logging and maintenance of orders. Administration of sub-contractor details including pre-qualification questionnaires, performance data and input of information to the database.

Reporting into the Procurement Manager, your responsibilities will be:

  • To minimise the cost of materials and plant supplied to the business
  • To improve service level agreements with suppliers and internal departments.
  • To participate in the implementation of strategic procedural and practical changes to increase productivity and performance.
  • To comply with company procedures and policy on procurement including participation in Audits (Internal/External).
  • Tenders – Assist Procurement Manager in preparation of enquiry documents and tender review sheets.
  • Prepare and issue Requests for Quotations (RFQ)
  • Assist with the development and implementation of standard subcontract documentation, including tender and/or contract enquiry letters, scope, subcontract templates, pre-award meeting agendas etc.
  • Implementation of procedures and supply agreements.
  • Ensure adherence to Framework agreements are upheld.
  • Negotiation with suppliers.
  • Progressing the provision of materials and services to meet contract programmes and deadlines.
  • Obtaining quotations for materials and plant to tight deadlines to meet tender return dates.
  • Prepare and issue purchase orders with correct terms and conditions and optimum commercial terms.
  • Participation in Category Agreement Teams.
  • Collation of data to regularly report on individual and department KPIs.
  • Assist to resolve any queries raised by the Supply Chain, including invoice queries

About You


  • Degree level education, or qualified by experience.
  • Ideally, membership of professional body (RICS, CIPS), or working towards.
  • Significant experience of procurement in the construction industry.
  • Sound working knowledge of the main forms of contract, NEC, JCT, CECA (ICE).
  • Knowledge of the forms of sub-contract for the building, civils and utilities sectors.
  • Experience of negotiating with suppliers and sub-contractors.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work to deadlines.
  • Competent in the use of 0365 software specifically MS Excel, and Multiple Purchasing systems.


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