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    England, England

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    £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car

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    Chris Ragnall

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  • Job Published:

    9 months ago

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What you will do
The Buyer - Fire UKI 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 Fire. 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
Purchases complex materials and subcontracts for projects from established tender standards, availability requirements, and price constraints
Obtains quotations and negotiates with suppliers on price, service and assists to ensure technical inclusion on purchased materials and installation contracts
Develops / negotiates Procurement agreements
Manages 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
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
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
Achieve cost savings in line with departmental targets
Liaise with suppliers for special equipment configurations as needed, assist with calculation and negotiation of supplier rebates.
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.
Excellent analytical skills, results-driven and accurate
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.
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, Production or Fire industries, with knowledge of Service and installation projects.
Experience of procurement in a production environment with buffer stock, min/max and re-ordering processes would be beneficial.
Knowledge of the opportunities, limitations and risks of international sourcing.
Knowledge of purchasing practices and applicable laws and regulations, with good commercial acumen.