Buyer - Construction

Recruiter
MaxAd Recruitment
Location
Waltham Abbey
Posted
10 Mar 2018
Closes
08 Apr 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionBuyer - Construction: An experienced Buyer with construction sector expertise is required to purchase goods and materials, ensuring operational needs are met for a leading external facade envelope specialist that designs, manufactures and delivers high-quality external facades for a range of residential property development clients.

The successful Buyer will play a pivotal role in handling and improving multiple aspects of the buying process, from purchasing to budgeting to supplier relationships, always considering price, quality and delivery to ensure continuity of supply.

Responsibilities:
*Handle all aspects of the procurement / purchasing process
*Improve quality and delivery performance
*Produce supplier performance monitoring data
*Visit and audit suppliers, building effective supplier relationships
*Conduct negotiations around quotations adopting a strategic approach to ensure the business's goals are met in relation to cost, service, quality and delivery
*Liaise with colleagues across the supply chain to assist in the development of new products from a procurement perspective, project managing and conducting any new purchasing activities required as a result
*Seek continuous improvement initiatives, focusing on cost reduction across the business
*Stock control and inventory management
*Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental policies

Skills and Experience:
*3 - 5 years' construction industry purchasing experience, preferably within the cladding / façade sector.
*Strong negotiation and relationship building skills
*Excellent communication skills across different levels and disciplines within an organisation
*Drive and motivation to deliver on-going cost reductions for the business
*A clear and confident decision maker with a commercially focused approach
*Computer literate in Microsoft packages with a working knowledge of MRP systems

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Buyer or procurement professional with construction experience looking to develop their career with a growing contractor that provides outstanding service from design to delivery. A competitive salary and attractive benefits package, including subsidised gym membership and free dental health insurance is on offer. Apply now!

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