Senior Buyer - Gas Distribution

National Grid Careers
01 Dec 2016
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Description: National Grid Gas Distribution Limited energy transports gas to homes and businesses all over the UK. It's an essential part of all our lives. And it needs to be continuously advanced to meet increasing demand whilst embracing new energy solutions. That's why we're looking for people with the creativity and originality to drive progress. As a Senior Buyer you'll own your own Category, deliver category strategies and be responsible for the commercial management and innovation within that category. To succeed, you'll need to understand the business and what your stakeholders need. That means working closely with them and studying the supply chain, so we can offer the best solutions. Much will depend on your ability to connect and influence. But with your drive, expertise and communication skills you'll have what it takes to win credibility, trust and respect. We are currently recruiting across a number of divisions; Facilities Management and Energy - Working as part of a team which helps create and maintain our great working environments, providing facilities and services that enable us to deliver to our customers. Accountable for managing categories of spend including: the maintenance of our property estate; facilities management and site services as well as our energy and utilities portfolio. Corporate & Business Services - The Corporate & Business Services team is at the heart of everything we do as a business. Working with a wide range of stakeholders, this team provides the services that keep our corporate functions running and supports the efficient operation of the business. Accountable for managing categories of spend including: consultancy; people services; financial services; legal services; marketing and media services. IS & Telecoms - The IS & Telecoms Procurement team, in close collaboration with the IS function, supports Gas Distribution in sourcing all their IT and telecommunications contracts. Together we are embarking on a challenging and exciting journey of establishing a standalone IT infrastructure and service to support the business, which the team will take a pivotal role in delivering. You will be degree qualified (or equivalent) and have significant experience in strategic category management and sourcing. You've handled multiple projects and a portfolio of suppliers. In short, you're a skilled professional in your field, with exceptional commercial acumen. Ideally MCIPS-qualified (or working towards this), you can use analytical tools, build strong working relationships and present persuasively. Now you're ready to use these talents - plus innovative thinking and your drive for results - to bring business value and new commercial solutions. National Grid Gas Distribution are committed to the ongoing personal and professional development of our people. From formal and on-the-job training through to support with professional qualifications, we will ensure that you have everything you need to meet your full potential. Covering a diverse portfolio of categories from capital construction through to Corporate Services and IS, the broad range of procurement, contract management and commercial roles within our organisation will give you the opportunity to constantly test and challenge yourself while developing your commercial skills in a variety of roles as your career progresses. Job Category: Procurement & Supply Chain Contract: Full-time