Buyer (HR20034)

Buyer (HR20034)
Function Group Head Office & Support
Education Vocational education
Location Southport
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Buyer (HR20034)

Job description

Responsible for purchasing a range of goods/ services in line with relevant company procedures and standards, ensuring cost efficiency and availability.


At Stork, Safety is our first Core Value and we believe that safety is a team effort.
Safer Together is employee owned. It is how we think, communicate and act at Stork.
As a member of the Stork team, there are expectations of you within your role:

  • Be aware of, and understand your HSEQ responsibilities relevant to your role, if unsure ask your Line Manager
  • Work in partnership with HSEQ on any HSEQ matters
  • Work in accordance with your departmental HSEQ Service Level Agreement (if in existence)
  • Understand and adhere to the Safer Together behaviours – See Appendix A (WORKFORCE behaviours are applicable)


  • Process Requisition for Goods/ Services orders in line with relevant company procedures
  • Communicate with functional teams to ensure that goods ordered are fit for purpose and in line with relevant standards
  • Ensure that all orders are processed in a timely fashion while ensuring deliverables are met as cost efficiently as possible
  • Negotiate cost of goods/ services with suppliers
  • Ensure expediting is completed and all goods/ services booked in for all sites
  • Raise and communicate outstanding purchase order reports


  • Raise sales/ purchase order paperwork for all requisitions
  • Issue sales/ purchase order paperwork to suppliers
  • Co-ordinate the retention, archiving, retrieval and disposal of purchasing records


  • Review and approve supplier invoices
  • Interface with Accounts department to resolve invoice queries


  • Maintain supplier database
  • Complete audits on external suppliers to ensure compliance with Stork requirements and values


Job requirements

At Stork we attach great value to the key competences of our employees. We expect you always give safety the highest priority and that you are strongly working together with others. You are a specialist in your area of expertise and you have a proactive and entrepreneurial attitude.
Skills – Education

  • IT skills
  • CIPS Level 4 (Minimum Training Required)
  • Company database training


  • Effective team working skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level or organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise activities

We understand that our people are key to achieving Storks ambition to be the Industry reference every day, everywhere and we are proud to have been awarded the Investors in People Silver standard in recognition of our strong employee engagement focus.

Working conditions

There are many great reasons to work at Stork –
Competitive salary and Benefits
In order to attract and retain skilled, competent and customer focused people we offer a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package providing a suite of both contractual and voluntary benefits including access to corporate discounts. Employee benefits will depend on work location and role, however, may include life insurance, income protection, pension and private medical insurance.
In addition we recognize the importance of providing flexibility to our employees and offer a Flexi Friday working arrangement as well as the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

Location: Southport
Hours: 36.25 Hours per week
Contract: Permanent


Company Information

Stork, a Fluor company, is an expert provider of maintenance, modification and asset integrity services to the global oil and gas, chemicals and process, metals and mining, power, and manufacturing industries. We are dedicated to improving asset performance, safety and cost efficiency for our Clients throughout the complete asset life cycle.
With a team of 19,000 employees in over 100 countries, we serve more than 4,000 Clients across 6 continents.
Stork is dedicated to reducing risk, assuring safety and reducing environment impact through our award-winning value driven HSEQ platform; REACH Beyond Zero.  Whilst safety will always remain our core value, the platform not only communicates on Safety but also on Health, Environmental and Quality issues too.  We are committed to our transparent, employee-led approach to HSEQ.
One Team, One Stork
As one Stork, we treat all people with dignity, respect each other’s perspective and share knowledge and resources to achieve excellence, deliver value and grow individually and collectively.
We are fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and value the difference that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation. Stork recognises that providing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion and flexibility to our employees is vital to our success.
From school leavers and university graduates to transitioning military veterans, we provide career opportunities with targeted development programmes.
Going above and beyond for our wider community
Stork is dedicated to ensuring we are a socially and environmentally responsible employer and undertake a range of activities to give back and support the communities in which we live and work – from various charity work to working with schools as part of Developing Young Workforce.


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