Posted 24 September by First Technical Recruitment

Rubery, Midlands

We are looking for a Buyer to join the team of our engineering client in the Water industry. Water industry experience is preferred, but will also consider wider construction industry experience

Experience in procurement of large value items/plant/equipment is essential for this role.

Role: To purchase in accordance with industry, company and client standards equipment and services incorporated in projects and contracts in which the company participates. Also to purchase other items of a non-contract specific nature as directed by the Commercial Manager.

Principal Duties:
To receive material requisitions and vet them for authorisations and completeness.
Prepare enquiry documents. Issue enquiries to potential vendors and record enquiries on enquiry status report.
Receive bids from potential vendors.
Prepare and issue for signature Commercial Bid Analysis based on bids received.
When full authorisation has been received raise Purchase Order/Sub-Contract as appropriate.
Circulate Purchase Order for signature/issue Sub-Contract via Commercial Manager to sub-contractor.
Issue Purchase Order to vendor and distribute order copies as necessary.
Prepare where necessary contract specific bidders list.
Communicate fully with other members of the department, contract team and other departments, vendors and sub-contractors on matters relating to the contract or project.
Communicate with Commercial Manager/Senior Buyer and Departmental QA Representative on matters of procedure and detail from CP's and WI's by which they are affected.
Participate in and contribute to vendor appraisals.
Attend and participate in such meetings as necessary called by Project Manager heading contract team.
Arrange and co-ordinate meetings with potential vendors at bid stage and attend as necessary post-contractual meetings where buyer's commercial input is required.
Develop vendor relationships, identify new potential vendors for appraisal and liaise with contract teams and other members of Purchasing Department in communicating relevant information regarding vendors and implications for the business.
Maintain awareness of vendor market developments.
Any other duties as directed by Commercial Manager/Senior Buyer.
To comply with all Health and Safety responsibilities commensurate with the role, as outlined in the Health and Safety policy.
Any other duties commensurate with the position as may be assigned
from time to time.

Desirable Qualifications:
HNC/D in business studies (or equivalent) and/or demonstrable relevant experience.

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Construction
  • Plant Hire
  • Procurement
  • Water Industry

Application questions

Do you have experience working in procurement of large value items / plant / equipment?
Are you able to get to Rubery on a day to day basis?

Reference: 34997085

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