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Procurement Buyer

Posted 6 March by REED Procurement & Supply Chain Featured Ended

REED is working with one of the UK’s largest, independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies. Their people are well-known for being passionate and knowledgeable, and provide a warm & friendly culture and obtain over 50 years’ experience in their industry - a testament as to why their clients hold them in the highest regard

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Carrying out all aspects of the procurement process under the guidance of the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Manager
  • Preparation of request for proposals and quotations
  • Utilising suppliers from the appropriate company Approved Suppliers Database
  • Compilation of data relating to supplier responses
  • Highlighting inconsistences and differences in data
  • Presenting information and responses to enable evaluation
  • Carrying out supplier evaluations and recommendations for designated procurement exercises
  • Conducting negotiations to enable the shortlisting of suppliers
  • Leading and supporting final negotiations with selected suppliers to enable contract award
  • Raise Purchase Orders for all Materials and Plant Hire
  • Liaise with sites to assist with the resolution of supply issues
  • Work with and advise Project Teams on material specifications
  • Provide regular reports on procurement betterment and supplier performance
  • Attend site and office based Project Meetings as required
  • Monitor vendor database
  • Monitor the supply market to identify potential new suppliers and products
  • Meet with suppliers to understand their product offerings
  • Focus on exceeding minimum service expectations
  • Deliver an agile, value adding service with a deep understanding of customer requirements, technical competence, functional knowledge and process efficiency
  • Investigate and support the resolution of supplier invoice queries
  • Be aware of the necessary Health, Safety and Environment procedures at all times

The Right person will have:

  • Qualified to HNC, Level 4 CIPS or equivalent
  • An interest in studying towards full MCIPS membership is advantageous
  • Previous experience of procurement processes within a construction related environment
  • A proven track record in negotiation, process compliance and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • The role will require excellent analytical and IT skills, strong commercial awareness.

Required skills

  • Construction
  • Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • CIPS

Reference: 34619200

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