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Senior Operational Buyer

Posted 15 days ago

Location: Barrow-in-Furness,LA141AF Salary: up to GBP55,000 DOE. Working hours:Monday - Friday 09:00 am - 17:00 pm 35 hours per week site-based. Benefits: 25 Days Holiday + BH, Flex Benefits (EMCOR UK discount scheme), Family-friendly benefits About EMCOR UK: At EMCOR UK, we revolutionise facilities management by combining our engineering heritage and innovation capability. We prioritise people in everything we do, collaborating closely with our customers to understand all their needs, from the big picture to day-to-day operations. Our purpose is to "create a better world at work". Using our unique insight platform, "One Data World," we harness data-driven intelligence to make informed decisions, adapting our services to meet our customers' evolving requirements. This allows us to cultivate an enhanced workplace experience for their teams whilst optimising efficiency, meticulously managing every asset, and minimising their impact on the planet. All are supported by our commitment to safety, compliance, and assurance. Our partnering approach empowers our customers to shape a better future. Whether guiding their path to net zero or redeveloping their facilities for enhanced efficiency, we create better places for work whilst taking away the burden of facility operations, freeing up our customers to concentrate on their business. Role Overview: To manage procurement for EMCOR UK projects and facilities management scope at our client site in Barrow. The role will be part of the EMCOR UK Procurement team, where you will collaborate with our supply Chain Director, Heads of Projects Procurement and Category Leads, and other Ops /project buyers to ensure we deliver a robust and forward-thinking supply chain solution to effectively deliver engineering excellence and a better world at work for our customers, colleagues, and supply chain; and for the communities in which we work. This role will be embedded into our EMCOR UK team on our Client site at Barrow and will be responsible for all supply chain and procurement activity on the contract. Day-to-day, prioritisation of activities and workload will be by dotted line reporting to our Account Director on site. Ensure we have a good supply chain, readily available to rely on, that delivers excellence to our customer site with the right governance around the relationship to ensure performance standards are metDriving value for money by leading all supply chain project negotiations and ensuring we remain competitive whilst maximising profit for EMCOR UK. What you'll do:
Ensure that all procurement activity is undertaken in line with the overall organisational strategy; category plan; account specific procurement plan and procurement best practice.Develop the procurement account strategy in partnership with the account team and take ownership to lead the delivery.Analyse the market trends and supplier performance. As well as, the cost structures to identify the risks and opportunities for improvement and implementation across risk mitigation strategies.Collaborate with the Category team to develop wider relationships with specialist supply chains to suit product/services / geographical gaps and support growth opportunities to align with business needs.Ensure the supply chain is appropriately accredited and provides sufficient competition and value for money for all account needs.Identify, select, develop, and manage a new supply chain to support future business needs, through a rigorous evaluation process, ongoing performance measurement, contract review, and benchmarking.Negotiate and deliver cost savings through negotiation. Evidence value for money that can be demonstrated to our customers. Additional Information:
Initiate a risk-based approach to supplier tendering, selection, and award, building in the commercial analysis of tenders/negotiations to ensure caveats/assumptions are well managed; the correct financial model is used and any KPIs / SLAs / Programme risk is negotiated and back-to-back with the supply chains.Identify innovations and ensure that these are presented to our accounts to increase revenue and margin opportunities. Who you'll be:
Prioritisation and planning is a key feature of this role, and the role requires that the individual should be able to manage their time to provide successful outcomes per the department KPIs.A proactive and "can do" attitude is key to the successful, outcome for the department and this role. The successful employee in this role will be recognised for the above skills and traits.Customer-focused, Ability to communicate effectively. Working collaboratively, also having Flexibility Team orientated.Highly proficient in negotiation and influencing skills.Proven track record of successfully managing procurement activities, negotiating contracts, and building strong supplier relationships striving for the best solutions.You have a wide background of industry knowledge good problem-solving and the ability to identify and understand current market conditions. At EMCOR UK, we embrace and celebrate diversity in all its forms.We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other characteristic that makes you unique. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters creativity, innovation, and better problem-solving. We encourage applications from all candidates and are committed to providing equal opportunities for employment and growth, supported by our inclusive policies and practices. Join us in our endeavour to build a culture of mutual respect and equity, a place where every voice is heard, and every individual is championed.Join us in building a better world at work. Barrow-in-furnessBarrow-in-furnessBarrow-in-furness