About the Client
The client we represent have grown into a leading global, multi-disciplined engineering and construction company with a group turnover of £70M. They provide a wide range of construction services to infrastructure sectors. They have a number of specialist capabilities such as Ground Improvement, Heavy Foundations and Piling.
Purpose of the Role
To provide a full time, professional, effective and efficient procurement service to the Purchasing and Logistics function.
Required to develop and maintain a close understanding and up to date knowledge of material and plant hire markets, products and suppliers.
Responsible for communicating between Site Supervisors and suppliers to ensure delivery of goods is in a timely manner and within budget.
Appraise and select suppliers from the approved suppliers list.
Progress the delivery of orders resolving any discrepancies with suppliers and to manage invoice queries as appropriate whilst maintaining and adhering to internal procedures. Key Roles and Responsibilities
To follow the Contracts Programme and ensure timely provision of specified equipment and supplies for projects.
Be able to adapt quickly and efficiently to programme requirements.
Ensure arrangements are in place to transport rig and site equipment between sites.
Appraise potential suppliers and expedite the quality assurance of them.
Negotiate on price ethically and appropriately.
Raise and manage orders.
Chase schedule deliveries by liaising with suppliers.
Track on-hire reports and collection of off-hired items.
Monitor supplier performance.
Use supplier portals for booking deliveries, logging NRMM information and tracking orders.
Manage the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) portal and oversee supplies to all branches.
Ensure certification of hired plant is up to date, appropriately archived and renewed ahead of expiry dates.
Assist by supporting the Procurement and Logistics function as required.
Provide service and support to contract teams in meeting the needs of the contracts.
Provide support to Estimators with acquiring quotes and offering supplier and material recommendations.
Work to and actively promote the company.
Comply with, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in accordance with Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE) principles.
Actively interact with other branches and departments within the business.
Maintain a good relationship with UK Plant and Accounts departments, as well as other Purchasing and Logistics departments within the business.
Obtain quotes and negotiate prices for good and services ensuring value for money.
Ensure delivery of goods and service within budget on each project.
Check and manage invoices where appropriate whilst maintaining and adhering to internal procedures.
About the candidate
Have a good commercial awareness and be organised by nature.
Able to use own initiative.
To be confident, and have excellent, assured communication skills both verbally and written.
An ability to adapt and amend workload priorities in a regularly changing environment.
Excellent IT skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft products such as Outlook, Excel, Word etc.
Either educated to A-Level standard, CIPS Level 4 Qualified, or proven experience in a purchasing environment.
Previous experience in a construction purchasing environment or exposure to the construction industry.
Numerical accuracy and good oral communication is very important.
Educated to degree level, or equivalent.
Willing to study towards CIPS Qualifications, as necessary.
To be a natural team worker, have a positive and friendly attitude, be well organised and work efficiently.
Able to work self-sufficiently with supervision as required.
Possess good negotiating skills.
Flexible and able to adapt to changing demands of the role, and able to carry out duties not part of the normal remit on occasion.
Friendly and have good communication skills.
To have an ability to work on own initiative.
High level of attention to detail.
About the Benefits
You will receive an excellent salary and benefits along with continued learning/development
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