About the role

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant to join our team to work across the West Midlands.

Role Purpose:

To manage daily procurement requests from the delivery teams through the Project™s ERP system, identifying suppliers, obtaining and negotiating the best offers, and placing the corresponding Purchase Orders. To follow-up deliveries, assessing indicators. To support the strategic approach of BBV and to deliver Project objectives as set by the Procurement Lead.

What you'll be doing

To support the Project Delivery Team in managing their daily procurement requisitions. Tasks will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Processing of Material and Plant requisitions
  • Identifying relevant suppliers according to items required
  • Obtaining, negotiating and evaluating offers from suppliers to drive best value (<24h)
  • Converting requisitions into formal purchase orders, chasing and tracking approvals, and finally sending approved POs to suppliers/stakeholders.
  • Monitoring confirmed delivery dates, chasing suppliers to ensure contractual agreements are met.
  • Communicating efficiently and collaboratively with stakeholders: suppliers, requisitioners, cost control, finance etc. to ensure requisitions are processed in a timely manner.
  • Managing bulk call off orders, making amendments where required.
  • To run and assess KPIs:
    • of requisitions received/processed per day
    • Time taken converting requisitions into POs (days), reporting any reasons for delays and rejections
    • Suppliers performance against contractual delivery dates (%)
  • Demonstrating the BBV behaviours and those of the wider Integrated Project Team.

Adhering to procurement processes and procedures.

Who we're looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • Substantial daily procurement experience within a construction related environment.
  • Experience of projects with sub-contractors and suppliers.
  • Proven track record managing supplier relationships, negotiation, process compliance and supplier integration into project teams.
  • Excellent administrative skills, strong commercial awareness and the ability to ensure best value procurement.
  • Focused on obtaining and providing the most accurate information, being reactive and able to work under pressure.
  • An ability to adopt a pragmatic, yet disciplined approach to process compliance

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

We are building the West Midlands section of HS2's Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground breaking project.

Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people's personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

About us

Balfour Beatty VINCI is a long established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering a number of significant infrastructures; creating unrivalled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK's infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We've successfully bid and delivered many key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure.



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