Senior Buyer (Indirect) – Certas Energy – Larbert

Certas Energy

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Supplies Team in Larbert as a Senior Buyer. 

The Senior Buyer will influence and encourage procurement change and engagement across the business where applicable, executing the procurement strategies to meet Certas business goals and ensuring compliance with processes. The role will focus on supporting the groups (and other DCC businesses) indirect procurement up to a total category spend of £60m pa. You will play a key role in training and managing the junior team members within the function. There may requirements to deputise for the Director of Indirect Procurement as and when required. In this role you will be expected to show demonstrable experience in varied and challenging tenders at pace to drive best value for our organisation.

Interested? As a Senior Buyer at Certas Energy you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Management Bonus
  • Company car or allowance
  • Brand discounts through Certas group scheme 
  • 25 Days holiday (excluding bank holidays)
  • Buy, Sell, Carry Holiday scheme 
  • Life assurance scheme 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Hybrid working (3 days in the office/2 days at home)
  • What we are looking for:

  • ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ Experience of negotiating best value and managing supply and customer contracts for long term relationships
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills
  • ​​​​​​​Ability to influence stakeholders and collaborate with various business functions
  • Strong presentation skills and experienced user of office suite packages
  • Evidence of end-to-end management of the contracting process
  • Strategic mindset
  • MCIPS preferred (or working toward)
  • Ability to regularly travel and meet suppliers across the UK
  • Education at A Levels or Highers with a strong ability in Maths and English
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    Company Information

    Certas Energy is the leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants in the UK. With a national network of over 130 depots, over 900 tankers, more than 800 retail forecourts, fuel cards usable at over 2,000 sites, it is our 2,300 colleagues who keep our business moving each day.

    Our team is an essential part of the robust infrastructure that consistently and dependably delivers billions of litres of high-quality fuel and associated services to homes and businesses all over the UK each year.

    We’re proud of our range of innovative fuel supply and management services and are committed to provide industry leading solutions in liquid fuels, as the worlds energy mix evolves towards a zero emissions future. From the option to offset carbon emissions with each fuel order, to providing cleaner burning fuels that lower harmful emission of PM and NOx, Certas Energy strive to make our energy expertise count for all of our customers.

    We have a strong culture of safety and compliance principles, driven by our dedicated Safety F1rst and Doing the Right Thing Initiatives. This, teamed with our many programmes of learning, development and talent nurture, means that we can support our colleagues to grow and thrive within a fast paced working environment. This is fundamental to good business performance, and integral to our long-term business success.


    The successful candidate will be offered the position on Certas Energy terms and conditions of employment.

    Certas Energy Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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