Senior Buyer

About the Role

United Kingdom
Newcastle up Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
Siemens Energy Limited
Siemens Energy
Business Unit
Full / Part time
Experience Level
Experienced Professional

Senior Buyer

A Snapshot of Your Day

We have an exciting opportunity in a growing business area for an experienced Senior Buyer to develop and deliver the Procurement strategy for allocated product/services in a project environment with a knowledge and experience in engineered product and sub-Contract packages, products and services with the procurement skills associated with obtaining best value results for the Business. This area of our business in growing which would be an excellent fit for someone looking to develop their skills and experience to develop their career to the next level!

Whilst we have a fantastic flexible working policy, there will be a need to be in our Newcastle office regularly. Find out more about what we do here

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Responsibility for allocated products/services on substation projects
  • Develop a Procurement strategy to provide structured & professional support to the commercial / tendering managers during bid phase
  • Develop closer relationships with Strategic/Key suppliers.
  • Build upon the positive relationships already developed with other Divisions in the UK, identifying ‘Best Practices’ and motivating the businesses to achieve critical goals.
  • Identify opportunities to maximise the benefits of e-Business solutions, SAP functionality and the introduction and implementation of new initiatives.
  • Deputise as appropriate within the Procurement department as required.
  • Play an active role in the tendering process on category B or applicable to business unit to enable competitive cost offering to customers whilst ensuring compliance with procurement LoA process.
  • Ensure that Terms & Conditions secured with Suppliers cover the Risk Criteria in line with the procurement strategy.
  • Proactively identify and raise awareness of potential supply chains and instigate actions to mitigate within the business.
  • Lead supplier development on specified strategic commodities, normally with a value of £1m>
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the business unit action plan, ensuring that all the activities are targeted to move the Division closer to World Class status.
  • Abide by all business compliance requirements in line with Company policies, for example, Business Conduct Guidelines & Confidential Information.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Procurement Manager
  • Source, assess, develop and maintain supplier relationships to ensure short-term project and long-term company objectives.
  • Manage quality and delivery of all purchases to project timescales, objectives and equipment specifications.
  • Place orders against fully authorised requisitions and ensure timely and correct close out of the purchase process including resolving invoice queries.

What You Bring

  • Sound educational background – A levels, and a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • Ideally holding or working towards:
  • CIPS qualification level 6 and working towards MCIPS or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a procurement department.
  • Commercial/contractual experience in negotiating Terms and Conditions for: - Individual Purchases 250K - Management of Commodities with spending up to £5M per annum.
  • Strong knowledge of purchasing techniques and skills associated with the procurement of manufacturing and project equipment, goods and services.
  • Sound knowledge of contract law, with practical experience in their application to procurement projects.
  • Expertise in utilising logistical concepts, including in-depth knowledge of INCOTERMS.
  • Experience in giving presentations /chairing meetings

About the Team

"Let’s make tomorrow different today" is our genuine commitment at Siemens Energy to all customers and employees on the way to a sustainable future.

Here at Siemens Energy we drive innovation, develop new technologies, and apply cutting-edge technologies that will set new standards in terms of efficiency, reliability and sustainability!

Who is Siemens Energy?

At Siemens Energy, we are more than just an energy technology company. We meet the growing energy demand across 90+ countries while ensuring our climate is protected. With more than 94,000 dedicated employees, we not only generate electricity for over 16% of the global community, but we’re also using our technology to help protect people and the environment.

Our global team is committed to making sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy a reality by pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We uphold a 150-year legacy of innovation that encourages our search for people who will support our focus on decarbonization, new technologies, and energy transformation.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Lucky for us, we are not all the same. Through diversity we generate power. We run on inclusion and our combined creative energy is fueled by over 130 nationalities! Siemens Energy celebrates character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability. We energize society, all of society, and we do not discriminate based on our differences.


Our benefits package includes a generous base salary and annual bonus, and we celebrate the fact that our employees are individuals and have different wants and needs. With this in mind, we have a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you. We offer 26 days of

holiday (which increases with service), up to 10% pension contribution match, an excellent company share scheme and employee discounts just to name a few.