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Buyer | Groundworks

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    Witham, Essex

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    Anna-Marie Warren

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    about 1 month ago

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Buyer (Groundworks)

1st Step are working alongside a leading civils contractor who have an opening for an experienced Buyer within their Essex office.

Ideally, they are looking for a Buyer with 4 years' minimum experience within Groundworks, with a good knowledge of the industry and have experience in Muck Away/Sourcing Recycled Aggregates.

Typical duties include:
* Manage subcontract and material packages
* Good knowledge of products and categories
* Identify & seek key suppliers to deliver project packages
* Carry out aspects of procurement activities
* Identify and select suppliers
* Negotiation, meeting price targets and placing orders
* Scheduling to program and 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
* 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 Operations Director/Head of Procurement