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Buyer - Civil Engineering/Groundworks job in Doncaster

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Job Ref:  204579370
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Doncaster
Post Code:  DN1
Salary:  £30000 - £35000/annum
18/10/2016 14:08
Currently recruiting for an experienced Buyer to work within the Purchasing Department in the daily procurement of materials and plant. Previous experience within a similar role is essential. Candidates must have strong groundworks product knowledge and possess the necessary technical ability and skill to act upon site requests in an accurate, confident manner.
Strong negotiation skills are a necessity for the role, together with the ability to purchase within set budgets and achieve delivery of materials on time, at the best price. Candidates must be used to working within a fast paced environment and experience of an ERP type purchasing system would be desirable.

The post holder will be expected to negotiate effectively on price, manage supplier credit limits and resolve buying issues whilst maintaining supplier and internal relationships. Candidates must be very experienced in generating pricing enquiries, obtaining quotes, collating and analysing costs. The role will also involve work alongside the Estimating department to obtain quotes for tenders within defined deadlines.

The role will require some more senior buying duties, particularly in terms of providing managerial cover in the absence of the Head of Purchasing and some previous management experience is essential.

*Process & manage material, plant & subcontract requisitions ensuring regular contact with suppliers & site personnel.

*Research and offer alternative products & services to increase company profitability.

*Negotiate on-going cost reductions with suppliers and update department systems and databases accordingly.

*Establish new & maintain existing relationships with suppliers.

*Resolve queries quickly & effectively.

*Liaise with estimating, surveying & account departments as and when required.

*Support development of department procedures to increase overall commercial effectiveness.

*Monitor and report buying price vs tender price deviations.

*Hold regular supplier meetings to develop relationships, manage credit facilities and improve supplier base.

*Support the day to day running and management of the department in line with company procedures.

*Oversee and manage the department in the absence of senior management.

*Any other duties or responsibilities which do not change the character or purpose of the post but which are necessary to support the effective and efficient operation of the Purchasing Department
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