Vacancy reference: GC1609
Position: Buyer & Contract Manager
A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buyer and Contract manager to join our expanding finance team in York. The purpose of this role is:
- To undertake, coordinate, plan and control the company’s buying and procurement activity.
- To manage contracts and support supplier relationship management.
- To represent the company on all Arriva group procurement projects and support the divisional team as and when required.
This is an exciting new role for the business and a great opportunity to make a very positive impact on the business. It offers an interesting mixture of buying, strategic procurement, contract management and engagement with the business and supply chain. It does require a hard worker and someone who can balance stationary one day and tendering for much larger station and train investments the next!
Please ask for the full job description before applying.
Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Training
- Working towards or already CIPS accredited;
- Practical buying experience and in running tenders;
- Organised person and a good facilitator;
- A hands on and proactive approach to work;
- Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
- Good communication skills (reports, emails, telephone, presentations);
- Friendly, approachable person comfortable working up, down and across a business;
- Ability to work independently and to meet tight deadlines;
- Capable of balancing a diverse workload and flexible to react to the business needs.
The role offers a competitive salary, and holiday entitlement, along with other benefits including optional health insurance; a defined contribution pension; and free travel on Grand Central and other Arriva UK rail services for staff and their family.
The role will involve regular UK and occasional international travel.
If you would like to take your career in a new and challenging direction please complete one of our application forms and email to Recruitment at email@example.com or print and post to Grand Central Railway Company Limited, Recruitment, 3rd Floor, Northern House, 9 Rougier Street, York, Y01 6HZ.
Closing date – 28th October 2016
Vacancy Reference: GC1631
Position: Marketing and PR Assistant
Competitive salary and benefits
Be moved to join Grand Central in this new position within our Commercial team, reporting to the Marketing Manager. Our brand and culture is all about moving people, and a belief in better runs through everything we do.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the rapid growth of a unique and distinctive train company. Grand Central is an open-access train operator linking the North East and West Yorkshire with London. We are part of Arriva which has a diverse portfolio of train and bus operating companies in the UK and Europe.
We run 18 trains per day and are one of the UK’s leading train operators, as per the industry-wide National Rail Passenger Survey. We have yet again topped Which Magazine’s customer survey with an overall score of 79%, the highest score achieved by a train company in the last five years.
As Marketing and PR Assistant you’ll produce customer-facing collateral, execute offline marketing campaigns and deliver an ongoing programme of PR activity. You’ll work with external agencies and internal colleagues to ensure these communicate the Grand Central brand, get across our points of difference, and make us stand out in a competitive marketplace. Your aim is to generate awareness, drive journey growth, encourage use of our website and keep existing customers informed and engaged.
If you are commercially-minded, with previous experience of offline marketing and PR and are used to working as part of a small team, then we would love to hear from you. Based in central York, the role offers a competitive salary and free travel on Grand Central and other Arriva UK rail services.
If you would like to take your career in a new and challenging direction please complete one of our application forms and email to Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org or print and post to Grand Central Railway Company Limited Recruitment, 3rd Floor, Northern House, 9 Rougier Street, York, Y01 6HZ.
Closing date Sunday 30th October
If you would like to submit an application speculatively, please complete the below form and e-mail to email@example.com. No agencies or CVs please.