Senior Buyer - Projects

The Refining and Chemicals business recycles manufacturing residues from internal Johnson Matthey manufacturing businesses where that content is believed to have any Platinum Group Metals (PGM) content, as well as providing a PGM recycling service to external customers across a wide range of industries. The chemical products side of the business is a leading manufacturer of PGM and minor metal compounds, organometallics and fine metal powders for high technology applications, ranging from catalysis to advanced coating applications
The Senior Buyer will support the Refining and Chemical business providing professional sourcing, negotiation and contract implementation services, to the Projects and engineering teams, covering both direct and indirect categories.
Ensure that an exceptional quality of service is provided by the vendor and contractor base at the same time as helping to deliver projects, on time and at best value.
Key responsibilities:
Adhere to any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors
Lead the procurement process of multiple projects through: tender process to construction and successful completion
Working with the projects and engineering team to ensure project timelines are met
Development and negotiation of project tender packages, contract preparation and procurement services
Working in consultation with the project management team to develop and implement the project procurement strategy
Analysis of quotations, lead negotiations, manage pre & post tender interviews, to develop robust, commercially competitive package bids.
Monitoring and reporting of procurement results against budget
Compiling tender enquiries and managing the tender process
Analysing tenders for compliance with the enquiry, creating and analysing cost comparisons and providing appointment recommendations
Assembling and issuing contract documentation and service level agreements
Develop individual project package strategies and appropriate sourcing route
Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
Offer purchasing support to the team when necessary for purchases on materials, components or services.
Are you the ideal candidate?
Must have worked in a fast paced manufacturing based projects team before
Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial
Significant experience of tender processes and project buying
Experience contract construction and management
Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities
Please apply online at and follow the links to the careers page. Internal applicants must inform their line manager before applying.
Closing date for applications: 18th August 2017
Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or m
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