23 days ago
We are working with a Mechanical & Electrical Contractor working on sites within the Greater London area, They are recruiting for an Assistant Buyer, or Buyer, dependent on experience. You will be working for a forward-thinking and well respected company who really care about their employee well being and support their professional growth.
The role is based within our Head Office in Loughton, Essex.
Key responsibilities of role:
Purchase goods, materials, Plant Hire & components in line with specification, equivalent or approved, and ensuring maximum profitability
Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
Prepare supplier line ups prior to placing orders for review and update as and when required
Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements
Negotiate & improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
Prepare and raise purchase orders correctly including correct pricing, quantity & description.
Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
Update & amending Hire schedules and liaising with site on requirements on existing hire contracts
Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and guidance during supplier negotiations award process.
Conduct research for new products and suppliers
Update & Amend master call off schedules as required on bulk/call off orders
Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance
Key skills & experience required:
Highly motivated individually who possess excellent negotiation skills.
Organised and well processed
Has the ability to work with a traceable approach to all tasks
Excellent knowledge of plumbing, heating and ventilation industry
Good product knowledge across, Plumbing, Drainage, Ventilation & Pipe
Excellent Microsoft Excel Skills