Regional Buyer- Glasgow


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Our Procurement Team provides support to the P J Carey business. Reporting directly to our Purchasing Manager, who is based at our Head Office in Wembley, you will provide day-to-day support to the Purchasing function for one of our regional businesses.

About the role:

  • Liaise with our Estimating Team to provide prices to the Project Estimator for materials associated with a particular tender or project.
  • Provide advice on inflation and risk.
  • Obtaining prices for materials, undertaking detailed materials comparisons, and the subsequent purchasing of materials for secured contracts for our regional business ensuring compliance with Group frameworks and price agreements.
  • Providing relevant information to the Purchasing Manager to assist in the Commercial decision-making process.
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable to ensure maximum efficiency of the P2P process, including but not limited to timely updating of orders in the ERP system, completion of Vesting Certificates and Schedules, actioning and closing out of invoice queries, and general order housekeeping duties.
  • Supplier Relationship Management meetings and action plan input and support
  • Ensuring Suppliers are appropriate and work with the Group Sustainability team in support of the business’s Science Based Targets for Carbon Reduction.
  • Produce and maintain monthly management information such as Procurement Schedules, Pricing Trends, updated Vesting Schedules, tender strategies, and bid analysis.
  • Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well-organised work schedule.
  • Our Purchase Ordering Process uses our COINS ERP finance system for the administration, collating of information, and reporting of all materials purchasing
  • Undertake any ad-hoc duties as may be required within the Purchasing function

About You:

An excellent negotiator, with good organisational skills, an ability to work to tight deadlines, and able to make data-led decisions. The individual must be confident in working as part of a team with changing priorities and duties within a shared office environment. The job holder will be expected to produce high-quality outputs, able to work unsupervised, communicate effectively with other stakeholders in the business, and help this Regional business to meet its targets and deadlines daily.

  • Experience as a Material Buyer for a specialist Civil Engineering, groundworks, or concrete frame contractor.
  • Experience in Plant and Subcontract Procurement is desirable.
  • Experience in Category Management/Supplier Management/Supply Chain Management
  • Ability to work quickly and to tight deadlines • Ability to work alone with limited supervision
  • Communicate effectively and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues and customers.
  • Computer literacy is essential
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Previous experience using COINS or other finance systems is not essential but would be beneficial Excellent interpersonal skills

What you can expect:

  • Agile working arrangement (Glasgow office/sites/home). This role requires the ability to travel to projects across the region. (3 days in our Glasgow Office or projects and 2 days at working from home)
  • 40hrs per week (8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday).
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including pension, healthcare and car allowance.
  • 26 days holiday per annum + Bank Holidays.
  • Optional Benefits via 'My Perks': Dining Card, Gym Membership, Cycle to Work, Holiday Trading (buy or sell up to 4 days), Health Cash Plan, Dental and Critical Illness Insurance, Partner Life Assurance, Car Leasing and Discounts & Cashback.
  • You’ll be joining a brilliant team who are lots of fun, have a wealth of knowledge to learn from and will always keep you challenged.

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