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Supply Chain Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorBuilding, Construction
Salary£22,000 to £32,000 per annum
Benefitsplus package
LocationsCheshire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 September 2018

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My client is looking for a talented Buyer to negotiate and secure sub-contract and supplier services on time and to specification, for the best possible value, whilst maintaining the necessary standards and quality required to ensure company targets and objectives are met.

Client Details

My client is a main contractor with a number of impressive schemes based across the North West, that are looking for a talented Buyer to join their growing procurement function.


The Role
  • Support the compilation of subcontract tender enquiries and the tender process.
  • Analysing subcontractor tenders for compliance with the enquiry, creating and analysing cost comparisons and providing/supporting appointment recommendations.
  • Supporting the project team define individual work package strategies and appropriate sourcing route in accordance with the Project Procurement Strategy.
  • Alongside the project teams develop procurement schedules and ensure this is adhered to.
  • Evaluate supplier responses, negotiate with suppliers and place orders in line with company procedures.
  • Keep abreast of market developments, demand trends and risks and ensure that client's requirements are understood for the benefit of our clients and projects.
  • Ensure all documentation is collated and stored in line with company policies.
  • Working in consultation with the pre and post-contract project management team to develop and implement the project procurement strategy
  • Providing subcontract procurement support for multiple projects at varying stages.
  • Support the Commercial Team in value engineering specific projects.
  • Be able to deliver cost savings and cost reduction, measure & review performance and implement continuous improvement.
  • Monitoring and reporting of procurement results against budget.
  • Input into monthly procurement reports across all relevant contracts


The Person
  • Experience of working within a Procurement environment.
  • Experience of tender and contract management
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment whilst ensuring deadlines are met.
  • Able to read and interpret building drawings and specifications.
  • IT skills particularly with MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience working as a Buyer
  • Working knowledge of the construction industry
  • Working knowledge of relevant COINS module
  • Either willing to work towards or hold CIPS - Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Preferably Degree Educated

Job Offer

My client is looking to offer a base salary of up to £32k plus package for the ideal candidate

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