Buyer

Recruiter
Cumberland Group
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
14 May 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Buyer

Cumberland Group is a well-established and expanding Joinery, fitout and Construction Company working in both commercial, retail and residential properties.

Due to the continued growth of our business, we now require a Buyer to join our busy construction office team. This is a key role within the company and will be supported by the Office Administrator and quantity surveyor

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Take a lead with the procurement of materials, goods and services.
- Maintain relationships and manage the performance of key suppliers.
- Review costs and assess the quality of products and services received from key suppliers.
- Liaise with the Commercial, Production and Construction teams to maximise discounts with key suppliers.
- Place orders with suppliers and follow up queries and delivery dates using our in-house purchasing and stock software system.
- Liaise with Storeman and Factory Manager to ensure materials are delivered and allocated to suit our fabrication schedule.
- Co-ordinate delivery of products directly to site with Site Managers and Installers.
- Process and import excel material lists into our purchasing software to check stock levels.
- Oversee checking of invoices received from key suppliers match prices and specifications on purchase orders.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
- Proficiency in Excel and Word is vital.
- Ability to self-manage and collaborate with the office team.
- Excellent communication skills, methodical and well organised.
- Previous experience in the construction industry.
- Has the ability to prioritise workloads.
- Good at developing strong working relationships.
- Be creative and commercially aware.
- Sense of humour and the ability to work as part of a team.
- Previous procurement experience is essential

In return we offer a varied role within a friendly working environment where you will have the chance to progress in a growing family-run Company

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