Buyer (Construction) - Adecco UK Limited - Slough - Wizbii

Buyer (Construction)

  • By Adecco UK Limited
  • Slough (United Kingdom)
  • Purchasing

Job description

Slough, Berkshire
·  Salary
£ 25000 - £ 30000 / Year
·  Category
Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing
·  Job type
·  Industry
Construction and Property
·  External Reference

Do you have a background in buying?

Strong negotiation skills?

Buying within the Construction field?

My client a construction company based in Slough are looking for a Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis.

This role has been designed to ensure that any buying undertaken by the companies uses the best possible prices to ensure a commercial advantage for the contracts and tenders.


o Source, build and encourage strong relationships with current and new suppliers to gain competitive rates for products/materials.
To source new innovative products.
To provide a service for any areas of purchasing
o Set up supplier trade accounts - completion and submission of supplier account forms and following through until account is set up.
Advise accounts
o Locate stock, negotiate prices (project/special/general terms) and arrange supplier meetings to gain a saving against our tender rate
o Negotiate rebate agreements with suppliers and complete rebate forms as and when applicable, chasing payment until received
o Contra-charge suppliers for late / non-deliveries
o Obtain prices for estimators at tender stage
o Assist the CM in preparing material requirements (material procurement schedule) based on estimator's bills
o Attend handover meetings
o Receive material procurement schedules - abstract material quantities and rates from estimate sheets to form a price comparison between tender and contract
o Receive notification from CM of any material changes
o Regularly check costs on software against material summary schedule
o Raise all purchase orders on software, saving to relevant contracts folder on k drive, sending to supplier
o Obtain order acknowledgments, reconciling against order and filing hard copies in folders
o Confirm delivery dates and lead times and making sure all orders arrive when requested/required.
o File/record all delivery notes ensuring they are signed by a recognised employee
o Chase proof of delivery from site or suppliers when required
o Purge old provisional/complete orders on software
o Invoice Queries - deal with all invoice queries and follow up on disputes making sure queries are logged and resolved promptly.
o Arrange the purchase of or hiring and off hiring of all tools, plant, access equipment etc.
o Management - Maintain database, log and track all purchased and hired in tools, plant, access equipment etc.
o Arrange labourers for site through agencies negotiating keen rates and terms
o Supplier Literature Library - Source literature, update and maintain the library
o O&M Manuals - Collect necessary documentation from suppliers/manufacturers and produce O&M manual. Arrange for hard/electronic copies for main contractor as required
o Review and report monthly on ordering patterns and turnover for each contract/ supplier
o Organise/Schedule the driver and keep calendar up to date
o Arrange all couriers as and when required
o Deliveries - Take in deliveries and inform/check with relevant person

The ideal candidate should have:

* Strong negotiating skills
* Proven understanding of commercial factors and influences
* Intermediate IT skills - Word, Excel, Outlook
* Relevant experience
* Excellent inter-personal skills
* Ability to communicate in an articulate manner with internal and external customers, both verbally and in writing
* Remaining calm and focused under pressure
* Ability to prioritise key tasks and responsibilities
* Ability to maintain confidentiality of key information
* Working in an organised and orderly fashion
* Ability to communicate with site based staff in relation to purchasing
* Positive attitude with a "can do" work ethic
* Flexibility to adapt to new systems and ways of working
* Punctual and hard working
* Relevant qualification
* Experience in buying

This company offers a competitive salary, 20 days holiday inclusive of the Christmas closure + bank holidays.
Private healthcare.

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