Senior Buyer

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Salary Description
per annum
Contract Type
Willenhall ,

Senior Buyer
£40,000 - £55,000

You must have Experience in groundworks or civil engineering in a buyer role

Reporting directly into the Head Buyer, this role is responsible for providing purchasing and material support within the company, sourcing the most cost-effective materials to meet the site requirements. The successful candidate will have excellent negotiation skills and interpersonal skills to build relationships internally and manage supplier relationships.

Key role responsibilities

· Managing the day-to-day project procurement of materials from existing agreements

· Building and maintaining strong working relationships with external suppliers

· Developing and managing negotiations of terms with suppliers

· Effectively dealing with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials

· To monitor performance, quality, prices, and development of all suppliers

· Ensuring compliance with health, safety and environment requirements of materials and services

· Proactively preparing for quotations and proposals

· Regularly attend team meetings and site visits to ensure the site team have the procurement support required and support them

· Effectively communicating project requirements to the supply chain through a variety of communication channels

· Preparing and maintaining cost reports to maximise efficiency within the company

· Identifying potential suppliers and new products

· Liaising closely with the Head Buyer at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided

· Assessing and advising on commercial risk

· Liaising regularly with Site Agents and Surveyors to ensure all material deliveries are timely and accurate

· Managing purchase orders and invoice issues, following them through with resolution

What we expect from you

· Experience in groundworks or civil engineering in a buyer role

· Experience in successfully sourcing materials for groundworks sites

· Excellent knowledge of aggregates, asphaly, concrete and drainage purchasing

· Demonstrates and role models a positive attitude and teamwork abilities, to motivate the ledger team

· Accurate, organised and passionate with high attention to detail and pride shown in their role

· Diligent with the ability to prioritise and display proactiveness in looking for alternative, more efficient solutions

· Able to work collaboratively and flexibly when supporting others and has confidence in their approach to communication, across all levels

· Is professional and works hard to get the job done, prepared to go the extra mile



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