Strategic Buyer


Strategic Buyer

WB Power Service is proudly part of The Wilmott Group and is a leading generator specialist that provides solutions, maintenance, sales and hire to customers across the UK.

We are a family owned and run business and truly hold our values at the heart of everything we do offering a unique and friendly place of work; whilst maintaining the highest of professional standards.


  • Obtain quotations from existing and new potential new suppliers.
  • Initiate and manage tendering activities.
  • Negotiate with suppliers regarding all commercial conditions.
  • Qualify BOM’s / sourcing requests in collaboration with the business.
  • Negotiate and implement agreements with suppliers.
  • Perform spend analysis and develop sourcing strategies.
  • Provide support to Purchasing team in case of escalations.
  • Communicate any difficulties or delays back to the business through agreed channels.
  • Pro-actively seek and identify solutions and propose those to business / line manager.
  • Escalate any compliance issues to line manager without delay.
  • Maintain master data on system(s) and in other locations.
  • Source and negotiate in support for new parts introduction.
  • Process new supplier / existing supplier change requests.
  • Report Supply Chain disruptions.
  • Monitor supplier performance.
  • Lead projects
  • Perform data analysis and/or collect data as required by line manager.
  • Take full ownership of the Procurement action plan.
  • To perform any other duties as requested.

The Person

  • Procurement or supply/chain related qualifications such as CIPS is required.
  • Manage and develop strategic Supplier relationships.
  • Analyse complex data and develop strategic plans.
  • Manage and negotiate contracts.
  • Organise and manage competitive tenders.
  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in similar positions.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is essential.
  • Experience with any major ERP system (Protean knowledge would be ideal).
  • Proven stakeholder management skills.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • 22 days holidays plus statutory.
  • Death in Service
  • Comprehensive assistance programme.
  • Private healthcare after probation period.
  • Progression