Buyer Sub Contracting Specialist


Buyer Sub Contracting Specialist

  • Location

    Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

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  • Salary::

    £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits, bonus, pension, car/allowance

  • Contact:

    Victoria Elliott

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  • Job Published:

    10 months ago

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What you will do
The Buyer role primarily incorporates sub-contract labour procurement activities across variable categories, such as installation, pipework, electrical panels. The Buyer will be responsible for sub-contractor management and negotiations for sub-contract orders for projects following established tender standards.

This position reports directly to the Procurement Manager: Sub-Contract. The candidate will be based within the locality of branches to be supported and should be willing to travel as required to support the business.

How you will do it
* Purchase complex sub-contract works for projects from established tender standards, within defined budgets
* Obtain quotations and negotiates with sub-contractors on cost, service and assists to ensure technical compliance on purchased installation contracts
* Develop / negotiate Procurement agreements
* Manage interpersonal relationships with sub-contractor 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
* Source sub-contractors to meet company requirements; assessing quality, financials, capability, skill-sets, capacity
* Develop key sub-contractor relationships, with focus on commercial agreement, and improvement initiatives
* Manage and builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure engagement
* Collect, analyse and recommend solutions to quality problems
* Plan and prioritises activities, suggests and implements process improvements aimed at improving customer service levels
* Advise management of improvements equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes
* Achieve cost savings in line with departmental targets
* Liaise with sub-contractors for special equipment configurations as needed, assist with calculation and negotiation of all costs
* In addition to the above mentioned tasks, other activities and responsibilities may be individually defined.

What we look for
* Ability to work ethically and with full integrity when making time sensitive or difficult decisions.
* Strong influencing and negotiation skills
* Excellent analytical skills, results-driven and accurate, with proven ability to demonstrate this
* Good initiative and interpersonal communication skills both orally and in writing
* Relationship driven with customers. Builds trusting relationships to enhance co-operation and collaboration.

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent through experience
* CIPS qualified or studying towards
* Three to five years of active experience in an equivalent professional purchasing position within Construction or HVAC, fire and security industries, with knowledge of Service and installation projects.
* Good knowledge of the opportunities, limitations and risks of sourcing.
* Suitable knowledge of purchasing practices and applicable laws and regulations, with good commercial acumen.