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Our client is seeking a dedicated and experienced Buyer to manage the procurement of services and equipment for their projects. This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team, working on challenging projects of significant scale and complexity.

The successful candidate will have the chance to develop supply chain strategies, engage in tendering and evaluation processes, negotiate contracts, and expedite project delivery. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys building strong relationships with project teams and customers.

  • Opportunity to work on challenging projects of significant scale and complexity
  • Engage in all aspects of procurement including strategy development, tendering, negotiation, and contract management
  • Work closely with project teams and customers to deliver a service that fully meets their requirements

What you'll do:

As a Buyer, you will play a crucial role in managing the procurement of services and equipment for our client's projects. You will be responsible for administering procurement processes, working closely with project teams, supporting the procurement team in prequalifying supply chain partners, assessing quotes, presenting tender recommendations, and expediting delivery. Your ability to build strong relationships with clients through professional conduct will be key to your success in this role.

  • Administer the process of procuring services and equipment for the company's projects
  • Work closely with project teams and customers to deliver a service that fully meets their requirements
  • Support the procurement and supply chain team with the prequalification of existing and new supply chain partners
  • Assess all quotes/commercial terms as well as leading all technical and commercial analysis
  • Present and gain approval of the Tender Recommendations from the Customers in accordance with the Procurement Strategy and Schedule
  • Expedite and support with engineering and construction teams to deliver procured items in accordance with the Project Schedule

What you bring:

The ideal Buyer candidate brings relevant procurement experience within construction or related industries. She possesses strong communication skills, particularly in influencing and negotiating both internally and externally. She has proven her ability to work well within a team of other professionals such as engineers or designers. Her excellent time management skills allow her to effectively manage her own time across multiple tasks or projects and prioritise her workload. She has a keen eye for detail and strives to produce right first time. An understanding of the Engineering Design process is preferable, and a full UK driving license is required.

  • Relevant procurement experience within construction or related industries
  • Strong demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills, particularly the ability to influence and negotiate both internally and externally
  • Ability to work well within a team of other professionals (engineers, designers etc.) in delivering services to satisfy the agreed brief
  • Ability to effectively manage own time across multiple tasks/projects and prioritise workload
  • Keen eye for detail and an ability to produce right first time
  • Understanding of the Engineering Design process (preferable)
  • Full UK driving license

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading company in their industry, known for delivering high-quality services and maintaining strong relationships with their clients. They offer an inclusive and supportive work environment where every team member's contribution is valued. They believe in providing opportunities for professional growth and development, encouraging their employees to reach their full potential. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a company that truly values its employees and provides a rewarding and challenging work environment.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Procurement & Supply Chain

Focus: Purchasing / Procurement

Industry: Purchasing and Procurement

Salary: car/pension/healthcare/hols

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Associate

Location: Manchester

Job Reference: 2HSTDW-2EC21A00

Date posted: 08 July 2024

Consultant: Richard Jones

Phone number:

richard.jones@robertwalters.com

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