Strategic Buyer

Location: Central Support Office (Newcastle)

We have an exciting and challenging vacancy at our Central Support Office in Newcastle for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to become part of our Purchasing Team.

Contract type: Permanent
Working Hours: Full Time

Nixon Hire Overview 

Established 52 years ago, Nixon Hire is a UK leader in the provision of construction equipment. Our core product offering includes plant, accommodation, welfare facilities, toilets and modular buildings.

With over 24,000 assets and 300 product lines, we supply products and services to commercial and domestic customers. Nixon Hire operate from Depot locations nationwide, from which our products are prepared and dispatched for hire or for sale and are refurbished or configured as required.

Job Role

. Strategically review areas of spend as directed by Purchasing Manager  

. Running tenders to asses best option based on company goals and department objectives  

. Project manage implementation of new sources of supply and develop handover plans for each project to ensure ownership transferred to end user  

. Negotiating terms and setting SLAs in place and ensuring an up to date SLA summary is available on the intranet with clear communication to any end users of changes  

. Applying a creative negotiation style in order to deliver outcome (not cost) focused solutions whilst negotiations to a successful conclusion

. Support in month end  

. Supporting with supplier renewals on the system, and ensuring all documentation is valid and up to date  

. Providing guidance to end users on department processes such as invoice query resolution, preferred suppliers etc

Person Specification 

The following attributes are essential for the role:

  • Ability to work in a pressurised and target-driven environment
  • Ability to prioritise your own workload
  • Excellent customer service, communication and relationship building skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Confident decision making
  • Adaptable, flexible thinker
  • Driving new ideas
  • Problem solving
  • Approachable and positive attitude
  • Excellent IT skills, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages


  • Competitive salary
  • Workplace Pension
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays on starting

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