Purchasing & Logistics Buyer

Hamlin Knight - Recruitment Specialists in Human R
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Hamlin Knight is currently recruiting for an experienced Purchasing & Logistics Buyer to join an industry leading client based in Coventry.

As Purchasing & Logistics Buyer you will be required to develop and maintain a close understanding and up to date knowledge of material and plant hire markets, products and suppliers.
You will also be responsible for communicating between site supervisors and suppliers to ensure delivery of goods in a timely manner rand within budget on each project.


To follow the contracts programme and ensure timely provision of specified equipment and suppliers for projects.
To ensure arrangements are in place to transport rig and site equipment from site to site.
To appraise potential suppliers and expedite the quality assurance of them.
To negotiate on price ethically and appropriate.
To raise and manage orders.
To chase scheduled delivers by liaising with suppliers.
To track on hire reports and collection of off-hired items.
To keep hired plant location sheets update on a weekly basis.
To assist by supporting the Procurement & Logistics function as required.

Skills & Experience required,
To have a good commercial awareness and be organised by nature.
To be confident, and have excellent, assured communication skills both verbally and written.
Excellent IT skills, Microsoft packages including Outlook, Excel, Word.
Either educated to A Level standard/CIPS level 4 qualified/ 3-5 years' experience in a Purchasing environment.
Experience ideally in a construction purchasing environment or exposure to the construction industry.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing company that offer excellent benefits and genuine career.