Job Description

Senior Buyer

£40,000 - £55,000

 

Reporting directly into the Head Buyer, this role is responsible for providing purchasing and material support within the company, sourcing the most cost-effective materials to meet the site requirements. The successful candidate will have excellent negotiation skills and interpersonal skills to build relationships internally and manage supplier relationships.

 

Key role responsibilities

 

  • Managing the day-to-day project procurement of materials from existing agreements

 

  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with external suppliers

 

  • Developing and managing negotiations of terms with suppliers

 

  • Effectively dealing with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials

 

  • To monitor performance, quality, prices, and development of all suppliers

 

  • Ensuring compliance with health, safety and environment requirements of materials and services

 

  • Proactively preparing for quotations and proposals

 

  • Regularly attend team meetings and site visits to ensure the site team have the procurement support required and support them

 

  • Effectively communicating project requirements to the supply chain through a variety of communication channels

 

  • Preparing and maintaining cost reports to maximise efficiency within the company

 

  • Identifying potential suppliers and new products

 

  • Liaising closely with the Head Buyer at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided

 

  • Assessing and advising on commercial risk

 

  • Liaising regularly with Site Agents and Surveyors to ensure all material deliveries are timely and accurate

 

  • Managing purchase orders and invoice issues, following them through with resolution

 

What we expect from you

 

  • Experience in groundworks or civil engineering in a buyer role

 

  • Experience in successfully sourcing materials for groundworks sites

 

  • Excellent knowledge of aggregates, asphaly, concrete and drainage purchasing

 

  • Demonstrates and role models a positive attitude and teamwork abilities, to motivate the ledger team

 

  • Accurate, organised and passionate with high attention to detail and pride shown in their role

 

  • Diligent with the ability to prioritise and display proactiveness in looking for alternative, more efficient solutions

 

  • Able to work collaboratively and flexibly when supporting others and has confidence in their approach to communication, across all levels

 

  • Is professional and works hard to get the job done, prepared to go the extra mile