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Project Buyer

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 31/07/2019

Job Description

A vacancy has arisen within the UK Procurement Team for a Project Buyer within the Project Procurement department, supporting all UK sites.


Job Description


Meeting with Clients to discuss requirements and join conference calls with suppliers, clients and Engineering.
Maintain and promote relationships with suppliers and the business community
Procurement of project goods & services to include manufacture complete from drawing parts
Competitive bidding, negotiating prices / added value and reporting cost-reduction achievements
Rationalisation of the Supply Base to reduce the number of Direct Suppliers and costs
Liaising with suppliers and Engineering teams on design feasibility issues, expediting orders and agreeing concessions or return rejects
Control spend against budget and forecasting to completion of project
Order placement and negotiation with UK and international suppliers. Order confirmation & acknowledgement to ensure accurate price and delivery information.
Raising of Purchase Requisitions ensuring compliance with internal and legislative controls
Purchase Order management through the expediting of deliveries, purchase order compliance and 3-way matching to ensure effective purchase-to-pay processes. Routine progress reporting.
Processing of quarantined receipts, over-deliveries and vendor returns


Person Specification


Excellent data management skills and IT literacy. Experience with SAP Purchasing preferential
Attention to detail, accurate, numerically astute
Strong negotiation skills with an ability to close the deal in short time frames. Strong customer focus with a flexible approach to succeed in a fast-moving environment.
Knowledge of BoM’s, PO Processes, ability to read technical drawings, resourceful and process good interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate well with the team, internal customers and external suppliers.
Membership of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) is desirable.
Experience working in an Engineering environment would be preferred