Buyer - Construction

MaxAd Recruitment
Waltham Abbey
10 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Contract Type
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.

*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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