Job Profile

Senior Buyer - Required for our client who are a Civil Engineering contractor based in Harrow. The Senior Buyer will be joining a busy team with a really positive and enjoyable office really good working environment.

The Senior Buyer will have knowledge of procurement or experience within a similar role within the Civil Engineering sector. The buyer will have either merchant background or concrete supplier or a manufacturer perhaps aligned to the civils sector.

Senior Buyer Position Overview

  • Assist in the day to day operations of the Central Procurement department
  • Receiving requisitions from the sites
  • Breaking requisitions down into materials for a particular supplier and doing the ground work to ensure we get the best value for money
  • Support the estimating Department from time to time by using their historical knowledge and going to the market for Tender rates on a bill of quants issued by Estimating
  • Provision of goods and services within budget on each project and manage invoices
  • Maintain a good relationship with client and other departments
  • Monitor and record supplier performance
  • Raise and manage orders
  • Communicating between site supervisors and suppliers to ensure delivery of goods in a timely manner and within budget on each project
  • Appraise suppliers, select suppliers from the approved suppliers list, issue enquiries and orders and liaise closely with various key stakeholders

Senior Buyer Position Requirements

  • Practical and reliable
  • Have day to day computer skills and a good telephone manner
  • Ability to work as part of a team and the need to be a team player.
  • Good commercial awareness and be organised by nature
  • Understanding and up-to-date knowledge of material and plant hire markets, products and suppliers
  • Previous experience in a construction purchasing environment or a merchant background
  • Previous experience using SAP

Senior Buyer Position Remuneration

  • Salary £40K-£50K DOE
  • Holiday + BH
  • Pension
  • Career progression

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