£25000 - £32500 per annum
Clearfield Recruitment are currently exclusively recruiting for a Buyer/ Purchaser to join a growing Contractor based on the North East outskirts of Birmingham, who focus on projects within the Leisure and Retail sectors. Projects can be anything from maintenance works worth a few thousand pounds to major fit out contracts worth £2M +.
They have a great company culture, a good client base helped by the Directors who are highly competent and are well connected in the industry, and are overseeing this ambitious growth plan. Projects are typically fast paced with short lead in times, however they already have over £10M worth of work guaranteed for 2022. They are not an overly formal, process driven company, they are relationships and quality driven. Their office is easily commutable from the M6 and M42 Motorways and the surrounding areas.
They are ideally looking for this Buyer/ Purchaser to come from a background within a Builders Merchant sales counter/ trade counter type of role, who can develop their existing product knowledge, skills and experience into this position. This role will be reporting into the Commercial Director and working closely with the Finance/ Office Manager, to be responsible for accurate and timely material and plant deliveries to sites to meet project requirements.
This will typically involve the following duties;
·Establishing relationships and set up accounts with the best rates with reputable merchants
·Alongside the finance manager, set up requisition process for site material and plant requirements
·Maintain, issue and update weekly plant hire logs to minimise overspend and losses
·Actively work alongside site teams at the outset to establish material requirements incl. any long lead items
·Sourcing materials and plant quotes, compare and place orders with those that represent best value
·Actively recommending alternatives that present better value to the business
·Alongside the Finance Manager, set up online ordering for daily welfare materials (Screwfix, Bryson etc)
·Issue purchase orders via the accounts system
·Assisting the financial controller with month end invoice requisition and queries
·Create an inventory of stock materials and plant held at the yard / by staff and re-use wherever possible
·Establish hire vs purchase costs at project commencement
·Alongside the site / contracts manager, issue site setup packs
·Setting up spend rebates with key suppliers
·Maintain and issue monthly spend, saving and lost plant KPI's to Board
·Generally assisting the Finance/Office Manager with the day to day running of the office
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