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Buyer (Facilities)

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    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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    Anna-Marie Warren

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    3 months ago

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Buyer (Facilities)

1st Step Solutions are currently working with a National Contractor who have an opportunity for an experience Buyer to join their growing team in Manchester. Our client works across various project types including Commercial, Residential, Mixed Use, Data Centres, Health & Education and Aviation.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years' experience within a similar role working within the FM sector.

Typical duties include:

* Manage sub-contract & material packages
* Good knowledge of products and categories
* Identify & seek key suppliers to deliver project packages
* Carry out aspects of procurement activities
* Identify & select suppliers
* Negotiation, meeting price targets and placing orders
* Scheduling to program & site logistics
* Financial rationalisation of self-delivery versus subcontracting packages
* Liaise with project teams, planners to manage procurement schedule
* Good communication skills, ability to work on own initiative and drive the procurement function
* Ideally CIPS educated but not a deal breaker
* Ability to hold meetings with bid/commercial and operations teams
* Manage and report on profit and loss
* Good excel skills
* Some knowledge of the subcontract and third-party procurement useful
* Reporting directly to the Senior Buyer

Please get in touch if you wish to discuss further.