Buyer Construction


Buyer Construction

  • Location

    Maidstone, Kent

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  • Salary::

    £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits, car/car allowance, bonus

  • Contact:

    Victoria Elliott

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  • Job Published:

    about 1 year ago

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What you will do
The Buyer (South East UK&I) role incorporates materials and subcontract procurement activities. The Buyer will be responsible for supplier management and negotiations for complex materials and contracts for projects following established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints.

This position reports directly to the Procurement Manager for Sub-Contract. The candidate should preferably be based in South East England and should be willing to travel as required to support the business.

How you will do it
As the Buyer you will purchase complex materials and subcontracts for projects from established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints. You will obtain quotations and negotiates with suppliers on price, service and assists to ensure technical inclusion on purchased materials and installation contracts, within the region. The Buyer develops / negotiates Procurement agreements across materials suppliers and sub-contractors. A key part of your role will require you to manage interpersonal relationships with supplier staff and contributes to the measurement and reporting of performance, advising the Procurement Manager of identified risks and situations with potential to impact business performance.

You will develop key vendor relationships, with focus on agreements, supplier consolidation, along with setting up contracts that include pricing, rebates and terms agreements and with suppliers. And manage and builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure engagement. The Buyer collects, analyses and recommends solutions to quality problems on purchased materials. You will also plan and prioritise activities, suggest and implement process improvements aimed at improving customer service levels. The Buyer advises management of improvements on materials and equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes. And will achieve cost savings in line with departmental targets. You will also liaise with suppliers for special equipment configurations as needed, assist with calculation and negotiation of supplier rebates.
What we look for
Good knowledge of the opportunities, limitations and risks of international sourcing.
Good knowledge of purchasing practices and applicable laws and regulations, with good commercial acumen.
Excellent analytical skills, results-driven and accurate, with proven ability to demonstrate this
Relationship driven with customers. Builds trusting relationships to enhance cooperation and collaboration.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent through experience.
CIPS or IIPMM qualified or studying towards.
Three to five years of active experience in an equivalent professional purchasing position within Construction, Production or Fire industries, with knowledge of Service and installation projects.
Experience of Subcontract procurement would be beneficial.