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.