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  • Job reference: 920826
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: Up to GBP160 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Building, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 24/07/2018

Buyer, Bristol, To £20 per hour

We currently have an opportunity for a Buyer working for a defence company based in Bristol on a 3 month contract.

You will be working on a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, with a number of key clients domestically and internationally.


To provide support to the Marine and Technology Supply Chain within their capability and/or level of experience complying with corporate, and regulatory and legislative requirements.
The provision of Goods and/or Services for the Company at the best total acquisition cost, consistent with the specified technical, quality assurance and delivery requirements. Timely, high quality, best value bought-out finished supplies, raw materials, and services are critical to the success of this business.
Buyers represent the Company commercially to their specified level of commercial and financial delegation.

Principal Tasks & Responsibilities

* Ensuring all Contracts within the individual's authority meet the clients Commercial, Health and Safety policies and procedures
* Ensuring appropriate Contract Terms and Conditions are applied to all Contracts (including Sub-Contract and Purchase Orders) placed.
* To source, process and place Contracts in sufficient time to meet the required delivery date, ensuring that the best total acquisition cost is achieved, consistent with the specified technical, quality assurance and delivery requirements.

  • Assist with the development and negotiation of Contract Terms and Conditions under the guidance and direction of the appropriate responsible manager.
    * Monitor the performance of suppliers relevant to their transactional activity or as directed by the Senior Buyer
  • Implement best practice supplier development and management principles ensuring Contract performance is communicated and maintained to the satisfaction of key stakeholders.
    * To work with Project Managers to develop goods and service supply programmes for overhaul, build and support packages based upon technically driven demand planning forecasts.
    * Analysing procurement spends and seeking to introduce the most cost effective procurement route to suit each circumstance or group of circumstances. This shall include the consideration of innovative contracting approaches where appropriate, delivering realisable benefit to the business at an acceptable level of risk.

    You will need to have minimum of GCSE passes in Mathematics and English at Grade 'C' or higher or equivalent. Hold or working towards Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply - Level 4 or equivalent relevant qualification.
    * The Buyer should have an appropriate level of knowledge in supply chain and procurement of goods/services. They must demonstrate a basic knowledge of good business practice.
    * A Buyer must demonstrate a willingness to work in different areas of the site to gain experience.

    Security Information

    Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

This role is working 37 hours per week.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.