Job Description

Job: Senior Buyer

Location: Burntwood

Salary: £40,000 - £55,000

You must have Experience in groundworks or civil engineering in a buyer role.

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

Logistics & Supply Chain Workforce are responsible for placing thousands of dedicated professionals out to work across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include; Food Production, Food Processing, Warehouse, distribution and Planning. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.