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Category Buyer


Barhale
Location: Cambridgeshire
Job type: Permanent
Category: Cost Jobs
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Category Buyer The Role: Here within the Anglian Water @one Alliance we are a totally collaborative organisation
made up of our seven partner companies (Anglian Water, Balfour Beatty, Barhale, MMB,
MWH Treatment, Skanska and SWECO) and our extended supply chain, delivering over half
of Anglian Water’s capital investment programme.

We are heading into our latest Asset Management Period, known as AMP 7 and this will see
us deliver a £1.4bn programme of work over the next five years. Are you ready to join us as
we gear up to deliver the most exciting and innovative AMP we have ever seen?

Our Procurement team play a pivotal role in ensuring we purchase required goods and
services at the right price, at the right time to the standards expected to support our varied
and exciting operations and projects. With this in mind, we are looking for two Category
Buyers to join the team and develop their skills whilst introducing new and innovative
approaches to our Procurement strategies and processes. What will you be doing as our new Category Buyer? As our new Category Buyer, you’ll be responsible for the generating of purchase orders and
contract numbers for goods and services across Water Recycling and Water programme
areas.

Tasked with contributing to outperformance against the Procurement ‘Whitebook’, you’ll
drive efficiencies by bringing enthusiasm and innovation to our ways of working whilst
building trusted and value-added relationships internally and externally.

Key Responsibilities:  Manage the materials master codes in association with the materials catalogue  Ensure all orders are generated and issued to the key stakeholder within the agreed

SLA’s (Supply chain provider and the Site team)  Ensure that the description data inputted within CCMS (Cost Capital Management

System) is correctly aligned to the materials catalogue or descripts the works being

undertaken  Manage all age debt to minimise late payment to the supply chain  Working alongside the Expeditor, manage the timely delivery of Alliance goods within

the agreed period whilst highlighting any potential performance issues both in

delivery and communication  Ensure all orders are noted for expediting where appropriate  Undertake proactive and value-added stakeholder management activities by building

knowledge of products and services of key internal and external individuals and

groups

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Person Specification: To join the team and contribute to our aspiration of Procurement excellence, you’ll have a
demonstrable passion and interest in pursuing a career in Procurement/ Buying. Possessing
strong analytical and data management skills, you’ll always look to go the extra mile for your
stakeholders to create win-win situations which contribute to our outperformance objectives.

Able to prioritise and effectively manage time pressure and meet strict deadlines, you’ll have
a fine eye for detail which will aid you in successfully influencing diverse groups and
individuals to your way of thinking
Benefits: As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits,
which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:
 5% Company pension contribution  Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary  Single persons private medical cover  Permanent Health Cover In addition you may be eligible for entry into the Company’s non-contractual bonus scheme,
based upon, among other things, the performance of the employee and of the business unit
and/or Company.

About Barhale: Barhale is one of the largest privately owned civil engineering and infrastructure specialists
with 40 years’ experience working UK-wide across the water, transport, built environment
and energy sectors. Founded by our Chairman, Dennis Curran in 1980, the group was
originally set up as a specialist tunnelling contractor. Whilst we retain our tunnelling roots,
repeated success in several sectors of the construction industry has enabled us to expand
our skill set and become one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the
UK.
What we do We provide design, construction and maintenance services to the following sectors;
 Water  Transport  Energy  Built Environment

We also possess a range of specialist skills to support our civil engineering and
infrastructure activities including
 Tunnelling  MEICA capabilities  In-house design  A steel-fabrication and supply subsidiary (BCS Group) CF820-51 Version 4

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Who we are Barhale operate as a tier 1 partner for blue chip, regulated and private clients. We work as
part of large frameworks, joint ventures and alliances, as well as on individual projects
developing long-standing relationships based on Trust, Integrity and Pride.

Our People We employ a direct workforce of over 800 employees nationwide. We recognise that our
business is only as good as the people we employ, which is why we value them so highly
and invest in regular training and development, utilising our dedicated training facility in
Walsall, West Midlands (County). How to apply: Please send your current CV and covering email outlining your suitability for the role to -*******
We are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less
favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation,
religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability. All information will remain confidential to
Barhale and will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. CF820-51 Version 4

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Category Buyer The Role: Here within the Anglian Water @one Alliance we are a totally collaborative organisation
made up of our seven partner companies (Anglian Water, Balfour Beatty, Barhale, MMB,
MWH Treatment, Skanska and SWECO) and our extended supply chain, delivering over half
of Anglian Water’s capital investment programme.

We are heading into our latest Asset Management Period, known as AMP 7 and this will see
us deliver a £1.4bn programme of work over the next five years. Are you ready to join us as
we gear up to deliver the most exciting and innovative AMP we have ever seen?

Our Procurement team play a pivotal role in ensuring we purchase required goods and
services at the right price, at the right time to the standards expected to support our varied
and exciting operations and projects. With this in mind, we are looking for two Category
Buyers to join the team and develop their skills whilst introducing new and innovative
approaches to our Procurement strategies and processes. What will you be doing as our new Category Buyer? As our new Category Buyer, you’ll be responsible for the generating of purchase orders and
contract numbers for goods and services across Water Recycling and Water programme
areas.

Tasked with contributing to outperformance against the Procurement ‘Whitebook’, you’ll
drive efficiencies by bringing enthusiasm and innovation to our ways of working whilst
building trusted and value-added relationships internally and externally.

Key Responsibilities:  Manage the materials master codes in association with the materials catalogue  Ensure all orders are generated and issued to the key stakeholder within the agreed

SLA’s (Supply chain provider and the Site team)  Ensure that the description data inputted within CCMS (Cost Capital Management

System) is correctly aligned to the materials catalogue or descripts the works being

undertaken  Manage all age debt to minimise late payment to the supply chain  Working alongside the Expeditor, manage the timely delivery of Alliance goods within

the agreed period whilst highlighting any potential performance issues both in

delivery and communication  Ensure all orders are noted for expediting where appropriate  Undertake proactive and value-added stakeholder management activities by building

knowledge of products and services of key internal and external individuals and

groups

CF820-51 Version 4
Page 1 of 3

------------

Person Specification: To join the team and contribute to our aspiration of Procurement excellence, you’ll have a
demonstrable passion and interest in pursuing a career in Procurement/ Buying. Possessing
strong analytical and data management skills, you’ll always look to go the extra mile for your
stakeholders to create win-win situations which contribute to our outperformance objectives.

Able to prioritise and effectively manage time pressure and meet strict deadlines, you’ll have
a fine eye for detail which will aid you in successfully influencing diverse groups and
individuals to your way of thinking
Benefits: As well as offering a competitive salary, remuneration for this role includes flexible benefits,
which provides a range of guaranteed benefits including but not limited to:
 5% Company pension contribution  Life Assurance at 2 x notional salary  Single persons private medical cover  Permanent Health Cover In addition you may be eligible for entry into the Company’s non-contractual bonus scheme,
based upon, among other things, the performance of the employee and of the business unit
and/or Company.

About Barhale: Barhale is one of the largest privately owned civil engineering and infrastructure specialists
with 40 years’ experience working UK-wide across the water, transport, built environment
and energy sectors. Founded by our Chairman, Dennis Curran in 1980, the group was
originally set up as a specialist tunnelling contractor. Whilst we retain our tunnelling roots,
repeated success in several sectors of the construction industry has enabled us to expand
our skill set and become one of the largest privately owned infrastructure specialists in the
UK.
What we do We provide design, construction and maintenance services to the following sectors;
 Water  Transport  Energy  Built Environment

We also possess a range of specialist skills to support our civil engineering and
infrastructure activities including
 Tunnelling  MEICA capabilities  In-house design  A steel-fabrication and supply subsidiary (BCS Group) CF820-51 Version 4

Page 2 of 3

------------

Who we are Barhale operate as a tier 1 partner for blue chip, regulated and private clients. We work as
part of large frameworks, joint ventures and alliances, as well as on individual projects
developing long-standing relationships based on Trust, Integrity and Pride.

Our People We employ a direct workforce of over 800 employees nationwide. We recognise that our
business is only as good as the people we employ, which is why we value them so highly
and invest in regular training and development, utilising our dedicated training facility in
Walsall, West Midlands (County). How to apply: Please send your current CV and covering email outlining your suitability for the role to -*******
We are an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less
favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation,
religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability. All information will remain confidential to
Barhale and will be handled in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. CF820-51 Version 4

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