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Buyer in Birmingham at TalentSpa

Date Posted: 2/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Buyer (Interim) 12 Months Fixed Term Contract

Location: Birmingham, B3

Salary: Competitive

About the Company:

This is a fantastic time to join West Midlands Trains as we embark on your new franchise to improve our passenger’s journeys. We operate services in and around the West Midlands, now called West Midlands Railway (WMR) and services from the North West to London, now called London Northwestern Railway (LNR).

About the Buyer Role:

As a Buyer within West Midlands Trains you will be responsible for the procurement of low to medium value risk goods and services for staff in West Midlands Trains. You will manage the processing of requisitions, generation of purchase orders and expediting of operating expenditure supplies and services. You will also have the opportunity manage some contracts.

Acting as the key interface between all Directorates within the business, this is an exciting opportunity within West Midlands Trains to join us in a role based at the Head Office site in central Birmingham.  You will have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the business and with a wide range of external organizations.

Buyer Requirements:


  • Sound commercial and financial awareness
  • Experience in management and negotiation of large contracts
  • Working towards or hold Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Membership (CIPS)
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task and manage several concurrent conflicting deadlines.
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player

Buyer Benefits:


  • Free standard travel on West Midlands Trains and other Abellio group trains for you.
  • 75% discount on all other train operating companies over most of the UK rail network.
  • Enrolment of our West Midland Railways Pension Scheme and our pension salary sacrifice scheme – Smart Pensions.

If you meet the Buyer requirements and feel the role would be a good fit, then please apply today!