Buyer Sub Contracting Specialist

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Job Sector:
London, South East
£30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Salary Description:
benefits, bonus, pension, car/allowance
Claremont Consulting Ltd
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What you will do
The Buyer role primarily incorporates sub-contract labour procurement activities across variable categories, such as installation, pipework, electrical panels. The Buyer will be responsible for sub-contractor management and negotiations for sub-contract orders for projects following established tender standards.

This position reports directly to the Procurement Manager: Sub-Contract. The candidate will be based within the locality of branches to be supported and should be willing to travel as required to support the business.

How you will do it
• Purchase complex sub-contract works for projects from established tender standards, within defined budgets
• Obtain quotations and negotiates with sub-contractors on cost, service and assists to ensure technical compliance on purchased installation contracts
• Develop / negotiate Procurement agreements
• Manage interpersonal relationships with sub-contractor staff and contributes to the measurement and reporting of performance, advising the Procurement Manager of identified risks and situations with potential to impact business performance
• Source sub-contractors to meet company requirements; assessing quality, financials, capability, skill-sets, capacity
• Develop key sub-contractor relationships, with focus on commercial agreement, and improvement initiatives
• Manage and builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure engagement
• Collect, analyse and recommend solutions to quality problems
• Plan and prioritises activities, suggests and implements process improvements aimed at improving customer service levels
• Advise management of improvements equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes
• Achieve cost savings in line with departmental targets
• Liaise with sub-contractors for special equipment configurations as needed, assist with calculation and negotiation of all costs
• In addition to the above mentioned tasks, other activities and responsibilities may be individually defined.

What we look for
• Ability to work ethically and with full integrity when making time sensitive or difficult decisions.
• Strong influencing and negotiation skills
• Excellent analytical skills, results-driven and accurate, with proven ability to demonstrate this
• Good initiative and interpersonal communication skills both orally and in writing
• Relationship driven with customers. Builds trusting relationships to enhance co-operation and collaboration.

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent through experience
• CIPS qualified or studying towards
• Three to five years of active experience in an equivalent professional purchasing position within Construction or HVAC, fire and security industries, with knowledge of Service and installation projects.
• Good knowledge of the opportunities, limitations and risks of sourcing.
• Suitable knowledge of purchasing practices and applicable laws and regulations, with good commercial acumen.

Contact Details:
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Tel: 020 7347 5040
Fax: 020 7347 5041
Contact: Victoria Elliott

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