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Buyer

Fawkes & Reece South are working with a main contractor who are working in collaboration with a water company to successfully deliver a range of projects as part of a framework. The projects range in value from £1m to £25m and will involve delivering civil engineering works. They are seeking an experienced Buyer who will seek to minimise the costs and add value whilst maintaining good relationships with other stakeholders.

Your role will be to build on current and establish new relationships with the supply chain whilst enhancing the businesses professional credibility. You will work closely with a range of teams collaboratively to ensure that any projects are sufficiently resourced.

You will be involved in (but not limited to):

  • Responsible for material procurement for several on-going projects

  • Obtain quotes/prices from suppliers for project specific items and for the estimating department for tenders

  • Work closely with the project team to ensure orders are placed in line with programme

  • Attend internal co-ordination meetings for on-going projects

  • Liaise with the internal teams to ensure company plant use is maximised

  • Regular reporting of project costs against tender

  • Sourcing of new suppliers and products

  • Be aware of new materials and suppliers that can help assist the business

  • Control all purchasing administration and ensure all transactions are completed and recorded correctly

  • Manage any potential supply problems and work to find solutions.


Requirements including skills and qualifications:

Experience working in a purchasing or buying experience within civil engineering or construction or an aligned industry

Be a natural problem solver and be able to use initiative to find solutions

Good attention to detail required

Effective communication skills

Experience using COINS or equivalent

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK

The successful candidate will be rewarded with an outstanding working environment, opportunities to progress whatever stage of your career as well as a package that gives you security and recognises your contribution to the business.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Malvin at Fawkes & Reece Southampton or use the link below

Posted
05/01/2022
Location
Portsmouth, England, UK