|Category:||Purchasing or Procurement||Recruiter Reference:||ER201/2020|
|URL for Applications:||Apply Here||Salary:||£41,008 - £45,772*|
The Purchasing Team is responsible for the placement of contracts across all business activities of Western Power Distribution. The successful applicant will work within a professional team reporting to a Senior Buyer and will be individually responsible for a portfolio of contracts.Job Description
When you join WPD you become a part of our 6,500 plus strong team of professional, clerical and administrative staff looking after our extensive electricity distribution network, serving 7.8 million customers in the Midlands, South Wales and South West. You will work in areas as diverse as:
You will become integral to a company offering many benefits, which is committed to investing in the latest technologies and working methods to improve service to customers.
We know that our people are at the heart of this success and work hard to create a purposeful working environment which everyone can be a part of.Main Responsibilities
Main duties of the role will include:
You must have demonstrable Purchasing and Contract Management experience including knowledge of contractual documents and an understanding of the EU Procurement Directives. You should also have strong negotiating, organisational and analytical skills and be able to communicate proficiently with key stakeholders at all levels. You must have the ability to use your own initiative as well as working within a wider team.
In addition to having the relevant skills and experience, you must be qualified or working towards the full membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). The successful candidate must have a full driving license and be prepared to travel throughout the Western Power Distribution licensed areas.
* Candidates who do not currently hold the full CIPS membership will initially be appointed on a salary of £35,201