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Buyer

  • Job reference: 928606
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: GBP30000 - GBP32000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Buyers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 11/11/2019

My client is a leading global company within their respective field and looking for a Buyer to join there ever expanding team.

The Buyer role incorporates predominately sub-contract and some materials procurement activities. The Buyer will be responsible for requesting quotations, tenders and negotiations for contracts on projects following established tender standards and tools, using a fast turnaround, accurate approach to enable positive high volume tendering results.

This position reports directly to the Sub-Contract team Procurement Manager and will be based in Manchester.

Roles + Responsibilities;

  • Uploads into quote/tendering tool and issues full, consistent document packs to obtain quotations and negotiate with sub-contractors on price and service.
  • Ensures technical inclusion and adherence to issued scope for installation contracts
  • Achieve cost savings in line with departmental targets
  • Manages interpersonal relationships with sub-contractor personnel and contributes to the measurement and reporting of performance, advising the Procurement Manager of identified risks and situations with potential to impact business performance.
  • Assist with report development and analysis
  • Develops key sub-contractor relationships with focus on commercial aspects
  • Manages and builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure engagement
  • Collects, analyses and recommends solutions to quality problems on purchased services
  • Plans and prioritises activities, suggests and implements process improvements aimed at improving customer service levels
  • In addition to the above mentioned tasks, other activities and responsibilities may be individually defined
  • 1 - 2 years of active experience in an equivalent professional purchasing position within Construction, Building Controls, Security or Fire industries, with knowledge of Service and installation projects
  • Good knowledge of the opportunities, limitations and risks of sub-contract labour sourcing
  • Good knowledge of purchasing practices and applicable laws and regulations, with sound commercial acumen

My client offers an exciting and challenging position with great personal freedom and professional responsibility. This company is defined by its stimulating work environment and job satisfaction. In addition they offer outstanding career development opportunities which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents.


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