As buyer you will be responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendors. You will oversee buying activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers. You will also liase with the Logistics Manager to ensue efficient and effective delivery of purchased goods to site.
Providing guidance to relevant staff in all buying matters
Ensuring that legislative requirements are understood and incorporated into controls, policies and procedures
Ensure that the correct procedures are followed in respect of all major buying activities
Continually develop buying expertise across to support staff development, knowledge and expertise in buying activities
Set up a process of review for all Contracts, Supplies and Suppliers ensuring that maximum value for money benefits are achieved through supplier rationalisation, developing an Approved Supplier list
Build and develop good relationships with key suppliers to ensure best value for money and customer satisfaction with services provided
Ensure that all areas of concern are identified and addressed as early as possible, with remedial action taken
Engage with suppliers to ensure that value for money and economies of scale are used to where appropriate
Ensuring that all invoices are checked for quantity and price before passing for payment
Ensuring delivery deadlines are met.
Ensure that all suppliers used for pricing are competent and capable of delivering the required quality safely to the required timescales.
Check all long lead items and informing quantity surveyor immediately once project has been secured.
Ensure that the level of mistakes in buying undertaken is minimised.
Help to ensure we have a sufficiently large pool of suppliers for us to obtain competitive pricing where possible
Ensure that the necessary training is provided to the members of the buying team to enable them to support the business wherever possible
Identify and develop buying training for non-buying staff
Engage with the business to identify the key buying priorities and ensure that resources are assigned accordingly
Work effectively with other staff across the organisation
To comply with Terms and Conditions of Service
To comply with Financial Regulations
Preparation of items for delivery, packing and wrapping and loading items in a safe manner.
Assisting with skip changeover
Covering holidays etc for others in buying and logistics.
To undertake such other tasks as may be reasonably requested by the post holder’s manager
Qualified by experience and/or Degree level education
CIPS qualified or working towards (or similar)
Demonstrable evidence of a high level of technical knowledge surrounding contract management and procurement activities, in a Construction/ Fit out environment including: - Supply Chain Management - Contract Management - Contract Law
Good communication skilss
Good negotiation skills
Computer literacy, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Decisive and analytical
Committed to delivering value for money and demonstrating improvements against external benchmarks, achieving and exceeding targets
Previous experiment of using procurement management systems
Performance Related Bonus
Westfield Health & Surgical Choices
Death In Service insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Flexible Benefits Platform
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