Shirley, West Midlands
You will be working for one of the leading property, residential and construction groups as a Senior Buyer.
Your new company
You will be working for one of the leading property, residential and construction groups as a Senior Buyer within Birmingham. Your new employer invests in building, maintaining and renewing the places where we work, live and play. After operating globally for an expansive amount of time, your new employer specialises in defence, education, housing, health and many other sectors. With a national network of over 20,000 employees spanning over 88 offices, you will be working for a company that has built the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction and civil engineering contracts in the company.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
*Pre-construction involvement in design meetings, product selection, obtaining quotations for cost certainty, supply chain development.
*Post contract duties include setting up supply chains for both material & subcontract packages, timely and effective processing of requisitions, material order negotiation and placement, maintaining of tracking documents, maintenance of purchasing database, continuous assessment of suppliers and subcontractors to pre-agreed KPI’s.
*Contribute to, interrogate and develop commercial approach into working practices and deliver successful outcome.
*Identify risk and set in place strategy for management and minimisation of risks at task level.
*Tendering, negotiation and placement of sub-contract orders, chairing meetings when relevant, management and resourcing of suppliers and sub-contractors.
*Value engineering and cost saving initiatives.
*Chairing regular procurement reviews with Project Team.
*Composing tender lists and action all tendering requirements from feasibility through to implementation. *Comparison and analysing tender returns and making recommendations on awarding work.
*Involvement in pre-contract negotiation with subcontractors, involving construction and commercial team members.
*Contract preparation and issuing.
What you’ll need to succeed:
*Educated to at least HNC/D Level in a construction discipline.
*Excellent communicator – both oral and written. *Excellent IT skills – including use of procurement systems preferably COINS.
*Committed and pro-active with adherence to quality.
*Previous experience of sub-contract procurement.
*Previous people co-ordination experience.
*Previous experience of working for a main contractor.
*Professional membership within construction industry.
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