Job Description

Senior Buyer
40,000 - 55,000

Reporting directly into the Head Buyer, this role is responsible for providing purchasing and material support within the company, sourcing the most cost-effective materials to meet the site requirements. The successful candidate will have excellent negotiation skills and interpersonal skills to build relationships internally and manage supplier relationships.

Key role responsibilities

Managing the day-to-day project procurement of materials from existing agreements

Building and maintaining strong working relationships with external suppliers

Developing and managing negotiations of terms with suppliers

Effectively dealing with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials

To monitor performance, quality, prices, and development of all suppliers

Ensuring compliance with health, safety and environment requirements of materials and services

Proactively preparing for quotations and proposals

Regularly attend team meetings and site visits to ensure the site team have the procurement support required and support them

Effectively communicating project requirements to the supply chain through a variety of communication channels

Preparing and maintaining cost reports to maximise efficiency within the company

Identifying potential suppliers and new products

Liaising closely with the Head Buyer at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided

Assessing and advising on commercial risk

Liaising regularly with Site Agents and Surveyors to ensure all material deliveries are timely and accurate

Managing purchase orders and invoice issues, following them through with resolution

What we expect from you

Experience in groundworks or civil engineering in a buyer role

Experience in successfully sourcing materials for groundworks sites

Excellent knowledge of aggregates, asphaly, concrete and drainage purchasing

Demonstrates and role models a positive attitude and teamwork abilities, to motivate the ledger team

Accurate, organised and passionate with high attention to detail and pride shown in their role

Diligent with the ability to prioritise and display proactiveness in looking for alternative, more efficient solutions

Able to work collaboratively and flexibly when supporting others and has confidence in their approach to communication, across all levels

Is professional and works hard to get the job done, prepared to go the extra mile