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M&E Buyer

  • Location

    South Yorkshire, England

  • Sector:

    Commercial

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Davinia Farr

  • Contact email:

    davinia.farr@1ststepsolutions.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    240416_1657187160

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2022-08-06

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

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Our client is a growing M&E Contractor based in South Yorkshire with project coverage across Yorkshire and the Midlands. They are looking to appoint a M&E Buyer, reporting directly to the Supply Chain Director.

Job Role:
The role of the Buyer is to control supply chain throughout the business. The Buyer supports all departments and covers all areas of the business.

Responsibilities:
* Liaising with key colleagues and forecasting levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock levels.
* Negotiating pricing contracts with subcontractors and suppliers.
* Conducting research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
* Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments, and customers.
* Identifying potential suppliers and building and maintaining good relationships with them.
* Negotiating and agreeing contracts and monitoring their progress, checking the quality of service provided.
* Keeping contract files and using them as reference for the future.
* Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities.
* Producing reports and statistics using demonstrating purchasing trends and maximising buying opportunities.
* Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors.
* Ensuring suppliers are aware of business objectives.
* Attending meetings and trade conferences.
* Training and supervising the work of other members of staff.
* Support the business in any way necessary as appropriate when requested by Directors or Management.
* Uploading new M&E products onto databases and maintain accuracy of the existing list of inventory including but not limited to fit rates and net prices.

Skills:
* Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills.
* Good administration skills.
* Enjoy working with people.
* Have good spoken and written communication skills.
* Have good organising skills.
* Have problem solving skills.
* Be able to work accurately, with good attention to detail.
* Be able to use databases, spreadsheets, word processing and excel.
* Excellent numeracy skills.