Junior/Assistant Materials Buyer

Posted 6 April by Linsco Limited Easy Apply

Junior/Assistant Materials Buyer

The Company:

Linsco are currently searching for an experienced Buyer, for our client a highly successful family-run construction and building services contractor that has experienced steady growth and has established themselves as a leading name in the construction market. The company do a variety of projects including Refurb, Industrial, Commercial, Leisure, Housing and New Build.

Role duties:

  • Support the procurement and implementation of group sourcing arrangements.
  • Support the Lead Buyers as required with regards to efficient and effective plant and material purchasing function for the group
  • Actively contribute to enhancing group profits;
  • Support the strategic procurement of group sourcing arrangements;
  • Category Management - Support the Lead Buyer (Categories) in providing ongoing management of (in conjunction with the Lead Buying Team) on behalf of group for all strategic sourcing arrangements;
  • Champion the implementation of strategic sourcing arrangements across group. Track and report material and plant fluctuations.
  • Provide pre-tender commercial input to ensure accurate net cost estimates and competitive advantage;
  • Attendance and participation in Design Team Meetings to influence and steer specifications towards most commercially advantageous solutions;
  • Maintain and publish regular and accurate management reporting demonstrating the effectiveness of the central purchasing function and contribution to the group profit improvement / efficiency plan;
  • Drive the development of improved purchasing processes and procedures;
  • Participate and contribute to regular group purchasing meetings and forums to communicate developments, share good practice and up skill our people.
  • Participate in establishing the group as the industry leader in Supply Chain Management.

To be successful in the role you will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • A proven track record of being able to negotiate and broker competitive prices with suppliers, control costs
  • Be able to work autonomously with efficient time management
  • Excellent communications and problem solving skills
  • Good computer literacy, including Word and Excel together
  • Good negotiation skills

For further details please contact Kallam Dunn at Linsco.

Linsco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Required skills

  • Construction
  • Buyer
  • materials

Reference: 34841818

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