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Job Ref:  UK07141
Employer:  Balfour Beatty
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Peterborough
Post Code:  PE1
19/10/2016 10:57
About the role
Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Category Buyer to join our Gas & Water business unit to work in Peterborough.

What you'll be doing
As, Category Buyer, you will:
  • Report to the Lead Category Buyer or the Procurement Delivery Manager & manage the effective purchase of Alliance goods, services or subcontracts for a specific category area
  • Manage & develop the supply chain in conjunction with the Procurement Performance Team ensuring that supply chain performance is measured & utilised using the m2i process
  • Assist Category Lead to develop & implement a category based procurement plan to align with demands of the capital delivery programme where required award strategic contracts or frameworks to plan.
  • Ensure monitoring of suppliers is undertaken & required actions are noted, implemented & completed
  • Work with accounts team to ensure suppliers are paid fairly and on time, proactively managing age debt and workflow issues

Who we're looking for
You will have:
  • Procurement or project experience, preferably/ideally in the water or associated construction industry
  • A "collaborative" open approach to engaging with project teams and the supply chain, and should be able to demonstrate the importance of right behaviours and approach to unlocking value through working with supply chain
  • An awareness of procurement requirements and be able to manage the process for individual subcontract packages including drafting enquiries, issuing, chasing, dealing with clarifications, negotiating, making recommendations to the Delivery Teams and raising Contracts on SAP
  • An understanding of the relevance of cost and value and the importance of effective procurement in a collaborative environment
  • An understanding of the requirements for supplier and framework management
  • The ability to liaise with suppliers, measure performance and issue performance reports, and support the Procurement Performance Team in resolution of supply chain issues

Why work for us
Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us
Balfour Beatty's Gas & Water teams work in the UK and internationally, providing expertise and experience to support a stable and safe supply of these vital services.
Working on long-term, large-scale contracts, we build close, collaborative relationships with our clients. Our teams bring technical knowledge and in-depth industry experience to projects, provide exceptional customer service and introduce innovative approaches to minimise disruption to local residents, businesses and the environment.
Our water operations cover the whole lifecycle of networks, including clean and waste water mains, metering, treatment facilities and other essential infrastructure. Working closely with the supply chain, we employ industry-leading approaches like BIM and offsite construction to bring cost and time efficiencies to projects.
In the gas sector, we work to expand and renew underground mains, often in busy and high-impact residential and commercial areas. We work closely with clients to manage and plan work intelligently in these areas, minimising the impact this essential work has on local communities.
Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People ("Two Ticks") symbol and are a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.
CLOSING DATE: 28th October 2016

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