Buyer (Specialist Contractor)

Job Description

  • Job Reference: RAB040624
  • Job Title: Buyer (Specialist Contractor)
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 DOE + benefits
  • Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Are you looking for a Buyer role? Interested in working for a leading provider of architectural facade glazing systems within the UK construction industry?

VANRATH are recruiting an Buyer to work for a leading façade contractor, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

£35,000 - £40,000 DOE + benefits

Our client is a leading provider of architectural facade glazing and cladding systems within the UK construction industry. They provide professional services to many of the market leading Main Contractors in the industry.

Their highly dedicated team have extensive knowledge relating to all areas of architectural facades; from Bolted glass, curtain walling, windows, Unitised and fully bespoke solutions, Aluminium, Steel & Fire rated, they have successfully completed hundreds of facades.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identifying, selecting and approving suppliers
  • Maintain Approved Supplier List, ensuring that documentation are kept up to date
  • Place Purchase Orders with Suppliers for Goods and Services in line with budget, quality and delivery requirements
  • Being the first point of contact for all suppliers and subcontractors
  • Expedite all orders and communicate with Operations Team on a daily basis to highlight any shortfalls or potential issues that may disrupt business operations
  • Provide analysis of costs and identify cost saving opportunities
  • Maintain relationships with current suppliers. Establish Supplier KPIs and Service Level Agreements
  • Attend internal cross functional progress meetings on a weekly basis via Teams
  • Ensure that Purchase Order values are kept up to date capturing any variations and highlighting to the commercial Team
  • Assess and Evaluate supplier performance, providing feedback
  • Contact Suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues raising supplier non-conformances when issues arise
  • Support estimating and commercial team with tenders and price queries

The Ideal Person:

  • Degree qualified or other relevant qualifications
  • Procurement background within the construction industry
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel Previous experience of using an ERP system preferably SAGE
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and good deal with multiple demands
  • Strive for continuous improvement and comfortable suggesting improvement of processes
  • Strong analytical skills, with attention to detail
  • Ability to network and build strong relationships both internally and externally
  • CIPS qualification is advantageous

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Built Environment job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Robert Apps for a confidential discussion on 028 9033 0250