Senior Buyer

  • Reigate, UK
  • £45,000 - £55,000 per annum
  • Permanent

Are you a Senior Buyer looking for a new opportunity within the Facilities Management Industry?

Then you need to keep reading as this might be the right fit for you!!

We are recruiting for a leading Facilities Management Contractor looking to add a Senior Buyer to their team!

Job Title - Senior Buyer

Area/Location - Reigate, Surrey

Type of Job - Permanent

Start Date - As Soon As Possible

Salary -£45000 to £55000

Purpose of the Role-

To input into and drive the material buying strategy to ensure that we deliver on our

Business Plan objectives. Key commodity ownership and management of agreed

materials to leverage the best value prices and service for the business. To manage and

develop a team of more junior buyers together with whom you will deliver a professional

material buying service to our delivery teams, collaborating with them to meet their cost,

quality and delivery needs. It is important because: The long-term future of the business depends upon this performance. Your Line Manager will nominate another deputy with the necessary experience, competence and skills to act as deputy in the event of absence.

A Few Key Responsibilities of the Role-

  • The Senior Buyer will develop and maintain positive relationships internally and to promote and protect the company's reputation whilst remaining focused.
  • This will allow the company to work with more customers that recognise and buy our value proposition.
  • Helping and supporting your respective teams and people and building close and

effective relationships with operational teams and suppliers.

  • This will ensure that your respective colleagues and site teams receive timely materials in accordance with project requirements and to an acceptable condition
  • Supporting the teams in any negotiation in line with business expectation and by

demonstrating the company's values in all dealings

  • To promote the company brand and the descriptors of "personal, agile and assured".
  • Ensuring that you and your people live by the company values and understand how to

use, develop and promote the company brand

  • Promoting the company culture and values in line with the Behavioural Matrix
  • To become and create more accountable leaders within the team.
  • Ensuring you are a role model example and coaching others to achieve the same

high standards. You will be proactive whilst taking a considered and well thought

through approach. You should always be consistent with personal behaviours and

company values that project a professional and positive demeanour

  • You will always be energised and lead by example. Will build trust and gain respect

of others. You should inspire people to want to work for the company

  • You will be consistently action orientated to address issues and communicates with

all who need to be informed in a proactive and articulate manner in terms of risk,

problems and proposed solutions and countermeasures in a timely fashion

  • You will always seek and give feedback on performance and behaviour by effective one-to-one's and PDP's and being prepared to have those tough conversations, whilst encouraging others to have the same. You will create and promote a positive learning environment, where ideas are freely expressed, lessons are learnt without fear of recrimination
  • People are healthy, vibrant, demanding, bold, confident, learning and engaged.
  • Putting safety and health at the heart of decision-making; asking, listening and responding; creating an environment where your ideas are freely expressed
  • Inspiring and motivating people to deliver the highest levels of performance and productivity.
  • Energises people to go the extra mile for the internal customer and deliver the vision within our Line of Sight
  • Delegates tasks to enable others to develop personally. Gives people the confidence to feel empowered to do their job. Takes a longer-term view when identifying people for succession planning
  • Sourcing competitive quotations as necessary and carrying out a competent price comparison to guide ordering choices
  • Advising the business of any supply or supplier issues to ensure that we can manage

them to maintain supply and site production

  • To ensure the most effective use of time and company resources.
  • Actively seeking feedback internally and externally with a consistent focus on what can we do to be more productive and efficient. Ensuring that all required reporting is completed by yourself and your people
  • Ensuring all decisions are made in line with the Delegation of Authority Matrix and
  • Company procedures and policies
  • Persists with business improvement ideas despite other commitments and ensures

the business learns from problems solved and incorporates the learning into the


  • Ensuring you and your people enter all orders on the COINS system in a timely and

accurate manner

  • Ensuring that you and your people make purchases with purchase cards were appropriate and ensuring that VAT evidence is obtained
  • Keeping financial promises to the Board.
  • Understanding your financial authority so that you can manage costs accordingly and the business implications of the decisions you and your people make

Essential Experience of the Role-

  • The ideal candidate will be keen to learn, motivated, presentable and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy (Outlook, Word, and Excel) is essential, and knowledge of the COINS system is an advantage.
  • In line with Company Values: Integrity, Caring, Progressive, openness and quality.
  • Skills (including IT): Good communication, organization and IT skills. Strategic thinker

with strong leadership, negotiation and presentation skills.

  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise/delegate tasks in a diligent and professional manner.
  • The Senior Buyer must be able to coach, develop and listen to your people.
  • At least 5 years' experience in the purchasing arena with strong Civil
  • Engineering and Construction material knowledge. Team management experience.
  • Qualifications Degree or HNC/HND minimum in Civil Engineering and/or
  • Or 5 years plus experience in similar purchasing role.
  • CIPS qualified would be advantageous.

If this sounds a lot like you and your approach to your work is the same as ours, we would love to hear from you. If we end up working together, we will give you a great environment to work in with real opportunities for you to shine, deliver great work and develop your career, whatever stage it's at, as well as a great rewards package that gives you security and recognises your

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