Senior Buyer

Job Introduction

Colas ltd are responsible for large civil engineering infrastructure projects throughout the UK and globally. We’ve procured a number of large contracts in 2022 and don’t plan on slowing down. Due to business growth, we are recruiting for a Senior Buyer, responsible for supply and subcontract procurement, based in Birmingham Business Park, Solihull.

Main Responsibility

You’ll work closely with the Procurement Manager to assist in the identification of supply and subcontract procurement for a designated business unit with Colas. Utilising the Colas ltd procurement process, the Senior Buyer will put in place effective framework agreements for use by Colas ensuring all purchase and sub-contract orders are managed effectively in line with Colas governance policies and procedures.

The Ideal Candidate

The perfect candidate will have previous supply and subcontract procurement experience, ideally for a large, multi-site construction/civil-engineering company. You will have good working knowledge of ERP platforms, framework agreements and NEC contracts. You’ll have excellent communication and negotiation skills and previous highways/aggregates industry experience.

Package Description

Colas are also offering some great benefits with this role, we’re offering you:

  • Company car or car Allowance
  • A generous pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
  • Ongoing training and personal/professional development
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

About the Company

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.


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