Buyer - Construction

Recruiter
Elements Europe Ltd
Location
Telford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Mar 2018
Closes
09 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Elements Europe Ltd, part of the Pickstock Group of companies, is a leading manufacturer of modular accommodation throughout the UK, we are an offsite Construction Company. The company has enjoyed a period of significant growth that is expected to be maintained and improved upon going forward and this is your chance to join a busy Procurement department.

You will be responsible for purchasing all materials to the company's exact business requirements by collating and analysing order requirements and supplier information.

Main Duties will include:

• Managing external suppliers - Sending and receiving enquiries, handling existing connections, identifying new suppliers and arranging meetings to visit new and existing supply chains. Freshening the supply chain / Broadening the supply base
• Price negotiation - Agreement of terms and negotiation of supply agreements where appropriate, including volume discounts and price structures.
• Regular product availability and price checking
• Reviewing Credit Limits
• Preparation and overview of orders
• Checking and approval of payments - filing of purchase orders for accounts
• Fortnightly performance review of products with Stores Manager
• Procurement administration to include audit trailing
• Enquiry assistance as required
• Secondary reviews of estimating after contract win

Required skills:

• Ability to make decisions, meet targets and work under pressure
• Business-like approach, with tact and diplomacy when negotiating
• Confidence in dealing with people by phone and in person
• Good creative ability and an eye for detail
• Excellent planning and organisational skills
• Excellent communication skills and social confidence
• Ability to absorb and assess information quickly
• Numerical skills to interpret statistics and make commercial decisions