Assistant Buyer Job, Essex

A brilliant opportunity to develop!

My client are a Mechanical & Electrical Contractor working on sites within the London area, and are recruiting for an Assistant Buyer, or Buyer, dependent on experience. You will be working for a forward-thinking and well respected company who really care about their employee wellbeing and support their professional growth. Head office; Essex Key responsibilities of role: Purchase goods, materials, Plant Hire & components in line with specification, equivalent or approved, and ensuring maximum profitability Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities Prepare supplier line ups prior to placing orders for review and update as and when required Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements Negotiate & improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods Prepare and raise purchase orders correctly including correct pricing, quantity & description. Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications Update & amending Hire schedules and liaising with site on requirements on existing hire contracts Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and guidance during supplier negotiations award process. Conduct research for new products and suppliers Update & Amend master call off schedules as required on bulk/call off orders Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance Key skills & experience required: Highly motivated individually who possess excellent negotiation skills. Organised and well processed Has the ability to work with a traceable approach to all tasks Excellent knowledge of plumbing, heating and ventilation industry Good product knowledge across, Plumbing, Drainage, Ventilation & Pipe Excellent Microsoft Excel Skills

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  • Essex, England
    Job Location
  • £35000 - £35001 per annum
    Job Salary/Pay Rate
  • Permanent
    Employment Type
  • Junior / Graduate
    Job Level

  • Job Category