Energy Logistics

The Buyer will be responsible for aspects of procurement activities in relation to our client’s requirements and contracts, including liaising with clients onshore and offshore to ensure their needs are met and that supply of goods and services are to their satisfaction. Specifically you will work within a division of the procurement team, process customer enquiries and orders, assist with tender pricing as and when required and source, select and negotiate for the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms, deliveries and services with suppliers.

The successful candidate will have a proven record in procurement along with excellent customer service skills.. A key aspect of the role will be to to promote and maintain good internal and external relationships with colleagues, customers and suppliers. Candidates should possess significant experience within a similar role. Also essential is the ability to interface effectively with customers at all levels and to both meet and manage customer expectations.

Finally, candidates will possess a Business degree/CIPS or should be currently working towards CIPS or have significant experience in a similar role. The successful applicant will be IT literate and proficient in the use of MS Office; will have a high focus on customer service and communication skills. Knowledge of SAGE 200 is preferred, but not essential.

 Roles & responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, supplier and internal stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with Clients, first point of contact for any disputes and ensure queries are resolved efficiently.

  • Process customer enquiries.

  • Source, select and negotiate for the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms and deliveries and services with suppliers of non-stock materials for customer requirements.

  • Strong sourcing skills - Ability to identify the manufacturer of the goods and source direct.

  • Strong technical skills - Ability to identify the manufacturer, source the goods direct or offer alternatives.

  • Placing purchase orders on suppliers to fulfil customers requirements.

  • Achieve material delivery and process deadlines.

  • Ensure QA requirements are met - data sheets and test certificates to be supplied with relevant goods.

  • Ensure compliance with company and client quality management system.

  • Ensure component, standard cost and lead time are maintained within the Sage system.

  • Ensure customer problems or queries are resolved efficiently.

  • Secondment of procurement and technical support to third parties.

  • Attend client / supplier meetings if required.

  • Supplier contract management.

  • Introduce cost saving measures and alternative stock lines.

  • Margin management with an aim to move client to cost less.

  • Sourcing and procurement of stock items.

  • Review of month end stock results and offer feedback.

  • Assist with tender pricings as and when required.

  • Ensure that all procedures are compiled with and all actions are auditable.

  • Ensure that all procedures in relation to the transportation of dangerous goods are complied with.

  • Ability to work within a busy department and cope with the pressure of meeting demanding targets and working to tight deadlines.

  • Answering of telephones.

  • Assist with other duties in the sales office as required.


  • Business Degree/CIPS qualified/NEVI

  • 5 years' experience in a similar role

  • Ability to work within a busy environment, meeting demanding targets and working to tight deadlines

  • Competent with Microsoft Office Packages

  • Experience within the maintenance, repair and operating supplies (MRO).

Our Company
We are a global procurement team, specialising in non-strategic, high volume, low-value items as well as ad-hoc procurement.
We help clients better manage their tail spend, drive efficiencies with our e-procurement technology and allow buying teams more time to focus on high-value strategic purchasing.
How to Apply
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Craig Lawie |
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