Subcontract Buyer

  • Job Reference: 11462
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester
  • Salary: £30,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus, Pension
  • Sector: Procurement
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Subcontract Buyer. Leicester.

Our client is a highly successful SME manufacturing company, supplying the Construction sector in the UK. Its' works are designed and manufactured at its' facilities in Leicester. The subcontract buyer negotiates and places orders for goods that are delivered directly to site or with works taken out solely on site such as the installation subcontract or the hiring or buying of Plant to enable the works to be installed.

Working in the Contracts Office and reporting directly to the Contracts Department Manager, the role is to purchase high value materials and sub-contract works. All information on what is required to be purchased will be provided by architectural drawings/Excel spreadsheets and email/phone requests from its' contracts managers. The buyer will then need to fulfil that requirement with specific attention to the extents of the requirement as well as price.

Order values could be anything from £50 to £350,000 with a bonus paid on savings against estimate with the necessary quality of purchased goods and achievement of delivery date.

The Subcontract Buyer will be

*expected to arrange and undertake pre order meetings (including requesting colleagues attendance for technical back up as required) for large value orders circa £50,000 and above.

*required to issue all information to suppliers and subcontractors to enable prices and delivery dates to be obtained.

*required to undertake a hire or buy cost analysis for on-site Plant and advise accordingly

*required to raise and issue orders and log invoices against those orders electronically.

*required to raise Payless notices prior to invoice due dates where the invoice value doesn't match the order value or value of work undertaken.

*required to attend handover meetings from other departments to understand purchasing constraints and requirements

*required to produce reports showing savings and overspends against estimates

The successful candidate should be able to work well under pressure and be able to prioritise their workload to ensure orders are placed early enough to achieve our expected delivery dates.

Candidates must have good negotiating skills, work to deadlines, prioritise work effectively, have exceptional attention to detail and be able to multi-task and maintain good working relationships with both employees and suppliers.

Experience specifically in this trade is not essential, but knowledge of the construction sector would be an advantage.