As AMP Clean Energy’s Renewable Heat business continues to grow, we are on the lookout for a Buyer to join our team for a fixed term of 12 months.

Purpose of the role:

To define, analyse, develop sourcing strategies for the relevant categories of spend; On-going management of category and supplier base and work with internal Stakeholders through-out the end-to-end procurement process to ensure best value for the business; effectively manage third value spend in line with company Manual of Authorities (MOA), relevant HSE and legislative requirements; and drive cost savings and continuous improvement whilst maintaining technically compliant supply.

Main responsibilities of the role:

  • Manage approved requisitions and process ad hoc and annual purchase orders in a timely manner and in accordance with the MOA
  • As a procurement professional it is expected to support the finance team with ensuring all Purchase Orders are completed against the nominal structure and communicated with the Purchase Ledger for invoice processing
  • Perform market analysis, new vendor pre-qualifications, develop sourcing strategies & tactics, mini tenders, evaluate quotations, price/cost benchmarks, negotiate, create and expedite purchase orders. Identify and track savings and benefits through the completion of the SSR process
  • Create Buyer Plans and Sourcing Strategies to support the business objectives
  • Support in the development of contract strategies and awards for category areas of spend
  • Support the wider Procurement Team in supplier relationship management and contract management with the Head of Procurement and Stock Controller & Analyst
  • Develop and maintain required management reports, spend analysis and report value improvements as defined by the Head of Procurement.
  • Participate in initiatives to drive continuous improvement.

The candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Indirect material and services category knowledge
  • Proven track record in negotiations, stakeholder and supplier relationship management and category management
  • Must be a team player; the Procurement team is small, so teamwork and flexibility is vital
  • A self-starter capable of working in a consistently busy department where deadlines must be met
  • Strong communication skills with ability to influence key stakeholders and build strong partnerships
  • The ability to analyse, evaluate and assist with strategy tools including identifying and analysis of business needs; conducting market analysis; implementing category strategy; and Source and Award
  • Awareness of HSEQ compliance and risk management, maintaining high standards and continually striving to improve processes.

Person specification:

  • Relevant Technical or Business Degree preferred but not essential
  • Achieved CIPS Diploma Certificate (L4) or can demonstrate relevant experience in a similar role
  • ERP Systems Knowledge (SAGE)
  • Previous experience essential in dealing with Contract Management, building, and developing supplier relationships and stakeholder management
  • Good IT skills – including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


  • We are offering a competitive salary, which will be discussed at interview
  • Annual holiday entitlement is 25 days. In addition, you will have an annual entitlement of 8 days for public holidays, plus a day off for your birthday.


Location: Hooton, Cheshire, CH66 7NZ

Hours of work: 40 per week, 8:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday

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