Buyer

Employer
Bennett & Game Recruitment
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 Jul 2022
Buyer- required for our client to assist on a variety of projects including Geotechnical works on a joint venture on HS2 based out of the companies Southam office. The Buyer will be working for a well-known company within the industry and be given expert training and development working alongside the established growing Purchasing and Logistics team.

The Buyer will have some knowledge of procurement or experience within a similar role within the construction sector. The buyer will be ensuring a close understanding and up-to-date knowledge of material and plant hire markets, products and suppliers. The Buyer will be responsible for communicating between site supervisors and suppliers to ensure delivery of goods in a timely manner and within budget on each project. The Buyer will appraise suppliers, select suppliers from the approved suppliers list, issue enquiries and orders and liaise closely with various key stakeholders.

Buyer Position Overview
  • Required to develop and maintain a close understanding and up-to-date knowledge of material and plant hire markets, products and suppliers.
  • Maintain a good relationship with client and other departments
  • Monitor and record supplier performance
  • Support the Procurement & Logistics function as required
  • Progress the delivery of orders resolving any discrepancies with suppliers and to manage invoice queries.
  • Communicating between site supervisors and suppliers to ensure delivery of goods in a timely manner and within budget on each project
  • Appraise suppliers, select suppliers from the approved suppliers list, issue enquiries and orders and liaise closely with various key stakeholders
  • Supporting the procurement and operations teams with tendering, market analysis, supplier selection, risk and opportunity assessments, forecasting requirements

Buyer Position Requirements
  • Either educated to A-level standard
  • CIPS level 4 qualified
  • 3-5 years' experience in a Purchasing environment.
  • Proven experience within a procurement or construction environment.
  • Good commercial awareness and be organised
  • Working towards CIPS
  • Excellent numerical accuracy and communication skills both verbally and written
  • Exceptional IT skills - Microsoft packages
  • Knowledge of purchasing software would be advantageous

Buyer Position Remuneration
  • Salary up to £31K DOE
  • 26 Days holiday + BH
  • 37 hours per week and overtime paid
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Competitive package
  • Training and development

Bennett and Game Recruitment are a multi-disciplined technical recruitment agency based in Chichester, West Sussex operating across the UK with specialist teams covering a range of industries. We are acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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