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Buyer

  • Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference J1039260

Job Title: Purchaser / Buyer
Salary - £35-£45k
Location - Ashford, Kent

Reporting to: Head of Project Delivery

General:
Ensuring that projects are delivered to meet both financial and service level expectations by controlling all aspects of project purchases and buying. You will work to implement a continual improvement system which incrementally enhances the buying process without disruption the business.
Focus on cost savings and buying improvements that enhance the company position financially and reputationally.

Key Tasks include:
* To act as head of all project purchasing ensuring that budgeted spend levels are not exceeded and where possible reduced
* With the project lead understand and identify any differences in requirements from 'As Won' specification and 'As ordered/ to be drawn' specification and any associated cost implementation.
* At handover you will agree the 'booked margin' and measure all subsequent performance from that point.
* Ensure buying is completed to the right standards and within required timescales to meet project program deadlines
* Establish (with project leads) a project specific buying plan. This plan should be published and regularly updated (currently project tracker document)
* Seek to make life easy for site and project teams by providing regular information updates (reduce need to ask for status updates)
* Ensure all Purchases and correctly administered and assigned to correct costs / project codes
* Approve supplier invoices

Finance and Commercial
* Identify where quoted costs are insufficient and feedback to the business (Sales) where changes are needed to avoid repeating insufficient costings in quotations
* Set-up and maintain the companies approved supplier list and ensure that only approved suppliers are used
* Approve purchases and always ensure budgetary and technical compliance (prior to purchase)
* Provide cost advise for the preparation of variations
* Set up supply / trade agreements and contracts where needed (fixings, consumables etc)
* Ensure all sub-contractor engagements are contractually sound and risk for is mitigated.
* Approve supplier invoices for payment meeting agreed terms but also in conjunction with ensuring the companies cashflow position remains positive (with finance team).

General
* Regularly audit suppliers to ensure continued compliance with company policies and requirements
* Ensure all suppliers have relevant certification and documentation as required
* Produce a weekly report encompassing all areas under your responsibility, this will include a project by project detail
* Ensure full usage of all company systems and procedures including raising PO's etc

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training and skills that they identify. If you do not hear from us within 5 working days from your registration, please accept our apologies but we are unable to help you on this occasion.

Bucks and Berks Recruitment is an equal opportunities employment agency and employment business that is serious about its compliance with legislation. Bucks and Berks is acting as an Employment Agency in relationship to this role (if the vacancy is for a permanent position) or is acting as a Recruitment Business in relationship to this role (if the role is for a temporary position).