Buyer - Fire Protection


Buyer - Fire Protection

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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  • Salary::

    £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits, car/car allowance

  • Contact:

    Victoria Elliott

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  • Job Published:

    about 1 year ago

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What you will do
The Buyer 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 Verticals. The candidate may be geographically based within the UK 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. Develop / negotiate Procurement agreements. You will also 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.
The Buyer develops key vendor relationships, with focus on agreements, supplier consolidation, along with setting up contracts that include pricing, rebates and terms agreements and with suppliers. The Buyer manages and builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure engagement. Collects, analyses and recommends solutions to quality problems on purchased materials. Plans and prioritises activities, suggests and implements process improvements aimed at improving customer service levels. Advises management of improvements on materials and equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes
What we look for

Ability to work ethically and with full integrity when making time sensitive or difficult decisions.
Excellent analytical skills, results-driven and accurate, with proven ability to demonstrate this
Good initiative and interpersonal communication skills both orally and in writing
Good influencing and negotiation skills
Relationship driven with customers. Builds trusting relationships to enhance cooperation and collaboration.
3-5 years of active experience in an equivalent professional purchasing position within Construction, Production or HVAC and security industries, with knowledge of Service and installation projects.
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.

CIPS qualified or studying towards
Bachelor's degree or equivalent through experience