Subcontract Buyer



Subcontract Buyer




County Durham 




£30000 - £40000 per annum + pension

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Job Description:

Responsibilites will include, but not limited to the following:

  • Conduct subcontract tendering, evaluation and award exercises with approved vendors
  • Negotiation of commercial arrangements and compiling of subcontract terms
  • Carry out the procurement function in a professional and ethical manner ensuring that all project deadlines are met in line within defined work scopes and time lines
  • Source and subcontract services in the most efficient and cost effective method in accordance with company procedures.
  • Progress and expedite outstanding orders in conjunction with the Expeditor to achieve agreed delivery dates and ensure that outstanding commitments are accurately reflected on the Supply Chain System.
  • Ensure that a full audit trail is maintained for all procurement transactions.
  • Review service requirements and decide as to whether they should be routed for commercial and/or HSEQ risk assessment in accordance with relevant procedures.
  • Identification and mitigation of subcontract risks
  • Provide procurement expertise and actively engage with user groups to develop sourcing plans and strategies.
  • Manage subcontract supply chain initiatives and innovation
  • Monitor procurement performance within the company
  • Constantly monitor and assess supply source effectiveness and arrange meetings to address problems or issues.


  • Ensuring that Amec Foster Wheeler's ethical standards and Business Code of Conduct are applied and adhered too, thereby safeguarding Amec Foster Wheeler's reputation.
  • Ensuring that Amec Foster Wheeler's guiding principles, procedures and policies are complied with at all times.
  • Reporting all actual and potential breaches of the Amec Foster Wheeler Governance regime to the appropriate authorities via the requisite Amec Foster Wheeler channels.

A suitable qualification in Buying is prefferred: appropriate Degree, CIPS, NVQ or BTEC with an understanding of contracts such as NEC 3 and FIDIC

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong knowledge of the T&D market and supply chain
  • Have extensive experience of using purchasing systems such as Microsoft Dynamics, SPRINT, COINS, Site-Man etc.

  • Have excellent analytical skills in order to accurately interpret sales figures, stock levels and budgets, using spreadsheets, to make commercial decisions
  • Have a business-like approach, using tact and diplomacy when negotiating and networking
  • Have the ability to work within a team environment as you will be working with other departments and planners
  • Be experienced in Project Procurement including formulating ITT's, Bid Tabulation and commercial evaluation etc.
  • Have a flair for interpreting trends and a deep understanding of what consumers want

  • The ability to work unsupervised and the confidence to make decisions autonomously

  • Have good written and oral communication skills

  • Maintain high ethical standards
  • Be confident in the use of MS Office based programmes

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

Employing around 40,000 people in more than 55 countries and with 2015 revenues of £5.5 billion, the company operates across the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler offers full life-cycle services to offshore and onshore oil and gas projects (conventional and unconventional, upstream, midstream and downstream) for greenfield, brownfield and asset support projects, plus leading refining technology.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

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