Senior Buyer

My client is looking for a Senior Buyer for immediate start, the vacancy will go permanent for the right candidate.

The role will include:

  • To primarily be responsible for the buying for sites of varying complexity ensuring, Site Foremen queries and requisitions are processed promptly and efficiently
  • Scheduling of materials from drawings to raise purchase orders for Site Foremen to call off, accurately and efficiently to maintain schedules and within budget
  • Producing material cost analysis to ensure competitive prices and budgets are maintained to add to the profitability for the region
  • Keep abreast with latest products and new legislation so that we may maintain company standards
  • Ensuring orders are raised in accordance with Procurement Procedures so that the business maintains consistency and quality
  • Utilise the COINS system and assist the Quantity Surveyor to set up new sites and establish budgets, allowing management to predict site profitability
  • Liaison with other departments on time to ensure sites run efficiently (Accounts)
  • Ensure that the buying team are allocated tasks, where quality of work will need to be verified to maintain it is completed to a good standard within company guidelines
  • Given proven experience the role will involve mentoring and training junior members of the team and developing their skills to a sufficient level where they can take on more responsibility and add value to the team, thus improving productivity within the region
  • On occasion provide assistance to the Commercial Director/Operations Director when making key business decisions and attend regular regional meetings as the relevant subject expert


What experience, qualifications and skills are we looking for?

  • A confident and numerate professional who has previous Buyer experience
  • Be self-motivated, asks questions, wants to learn and has a good work ethic
  • Must be adaptable, have a strong and consistent management style with the site teams and supply chain
  • Must be proficient in Excel
  • Confident negotiation skills
  • Previous COINS experience is a distinct advantage
  • Full Driving licence is essential
  • Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm with 1 hour lunch
  • Rate of pay £21 – £23 per hour  dependant on experience

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