About the role

Balfour Beatty Vinci has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join our team to work in Birmingham.

Role Purpose:

To implement designated procurement plans in accordance with the BBV JV Procurement and Supply Chain Management strategy.

What you'll be doing

  • Supporting the procurement and estimating teams with tendering, market analysis, supplier selection, risk and opportunity assessments, forecasting requirements.
  • Carrying out the procurement process for complex equipment packages in accordance with BBV procurement & supply chain management strategy in relation to the following:
  • Preparation of request for proposals and quotations
  • Evaluation and analysis of supplier responses (both quantative and qualitative)
  • Assessing value (using Most Economically Advantageous Tender or Social Value evaluation techniques)
  • Carrying out commercial checks for suppliers and past performance
  • Conducting negotiations to enable the shortlisting of suppliers
  • Make shortlist recommendations to the Procurement Manager and project team, highlighting distinguishing factors between suppliers and the rationale behind recommendations
  • Conducting final negotiations with selected suppliers in order to enable the preparation of contracts/orders and compliance with BBV procurement governance
  • Provide regular reports on procurement and supplier performance
  • Monitor the supply market to identify potential new suppliers and products and meet with suppliers to understand their products.
  • Focus on exceeding minimum service expectations by delivering an agile, value adding service with a deep understanding of customer requirements, technical competence, functional knowledge and process efficiency.
  • Establish performance led, long term supplier relationships focusing on value for money, service & product quality and continuous improvement to drive competitive advantage for BBV and our Parent Companies.

Who we're looking for

  • The role will require substantial experience of complex procurement processes within a construction related environment.
  • Experience of implementing and developing plant and equipment procurement strategies and category led frameworks would be an advantage.
  • The individual will need to demonstrate a proven track record in managing supplier relationships, negotiation and process compliance. The role will require excellent analytical skills, strong commercial awareness, a measured approach to decision making and the ability to ensure best value procurement.
  • The ability to adopt a pragmatic, yet disciplined approach to process compliance, is essential

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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