Buyer (Construction)

Location
Swanley, Kent
Salary
£38000 per annum
Posted
10 Jan 2017
Closes
07 Feb 2017
Ref
HS/BUYER
Contact
Harry Sansbury
Job Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Do you want to work for one of the UK's leading construction companies? Do you have proven buying experience working with one of the main contractors? If the answer is yes, this is a great opportunity to continue and develop your career with an ever-growing company.

You will be responsible for;

*Undertake the material and plant procurement for nominated division(s) or business unit(s), as well as supporting the Procurement Manager with select strategic procurement initiatives.

*Procurement of all packages, making procurement recommendations for all projects on opportunities and supply chain routes to market within a nominated division or business unit(s)

*Full cost management and reporting of sites

*Able to proactively manage operational and commercial day to day issues

*Actively directing specification based on full understanding of group deals

*Successful support of the work winning function, integrating as an embedded member of the team

Key Job Tasks

*Support the Procurement Manager to deliver Procurement divisions objectives

*Become Procurement champion a nominated division or business unit(s), owning all aspects of procurement for the division and its projects.

*Liaise with all work streams within the nominated division(s) or business unit(s) and become an integral team member supporting and adding value wherever possible

*Negotiation and placing of all material and plant orders for given sites, making sure all materials are delivered on time and within budget

*Conducting quotation analysis of packages, and negotiating best value - presenting recommendations for approvals where necessary

*Proactively make recommendations on specifications to incorporate group deals, better performing products and to drive value engineering opportunities.

*Agree and maintain accurate procurement schedules with site operational and commercial teams, reporting to the procurement manager monthly for the division

*Discuss and agree in principal with project and site manager's best procurement methods for the site

*Proactively identify strategic procurement opportunities for the division and wider business

*Support the work winning function with attendance to tender kick off meetings, advising the team on procurement opportunities and negotiation and agreement of costs to be used in divisional bids

*Conduct basic material take offs

*Challenge specification based on group supply chain and third party agreements

*Complete bi-annual/quarterly stock takes and advise on consignment and van stock opportunities

*Liaising with suppliers and sites regarding any key information or any issues raised

*Attend monthly contract reviews to present the months costs, highlighting spend trends and inform of any industry issues

*Identify new suppliers, initiatives and potential cost savings within the business

*Assist the Procurement Manager with strategic efficiency

*Report regularly to the Procurement Manager updating

*Resolution of invoice queries, and full understanding of procurement/ accounting system

*Minimum fortnightly site visits to build relationships, monitor progress and fluctuation required for procurement schedules and highlight issues

*Attend supplier review meetings and effectively manage at least one spend category

*General administration

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