Buyer - Construction / Engineered Manufacturing

Liverpool, Merseyside | Ref: BBBH24208

£27000.00 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Bonus

Buyer - Construction / engineered manufacturing

£27,000 to £32,000 + Benefits based upon knowledge and applied experience

38 hours week Monday to Friday

Skelmersdale

Role Profile

An energetic and professional buyer working to ensure the maintenance and improvement of a structured procurement process. Purchasing materials for manufacturing groups ensuring timely receipt of materials, maintaining high levels of quality, product availability and cost effectiveness on a project basis to ensure company targets and budgets are being achieved.

Responsibilities

  • Ongoing management of pre-existing supply chain. Ensuring the timely receipt of materials, checking product availability and ensuring cost efficiency to enable ongoing and impending projects through to completion.
  • Negotiate with existing and potential suppliers to ensure best availability and material cost.
  • Develop external business relationships.
  • Working closely with both Sales and Project Management to ensure materials are procured in time to meet both client deadlines and budget costs.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of systems, tools and processes.
  • Ensure planning models, forecasts, ordering parameters and stock projections are sufficiently accurate.
  • Control third party processing activities.
  • Control stock inventory and provide monthly reports to Management.
  • Ensure supply with maximum efficiency and minimum cost.
  • Plan for known peak & special trading periods.

Skills & Experience

  • You will be an experienced buyer (3-5 years minimum experience), ideally from a construction, design or engineering background.
  • You will have excellent communication, analytical and organisational skills.
  • An ability to read and understand technical information is key; technical awareness and a technical mindset are preferred.
  • An understanding of material optimisation to ensure maximum yields are achieved
  • Product / industry knowledge is preferred but not essential.
  • Hold suppliers to a high standard by monitoring supplier performance, overseeing product price listings, production of weekly/monthly reports and KPI's for Directors.
    Astute commercial awareness.
  • You will have excellent IT skills using a number of MS office packages, particular Excel, Knowledge and experience of working with SAGE 200 would be beneficial but not essential.
  • Proven negotiating experience is essential.

Client information

Our Skelmersdale based client is a leading designer and manufacturer of metal and glass based rain screen cladding and engineered Facade systems to the construction industry.

Remuneration

Circa £27,000 - £32,000 + benefits

About Cast UK

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