Buyer- Perth

  • Permanent
  • Perth

Website £44-46K

This client is an industry leader within the civil engineering and construction sectors. They are currently looking to bring an experienced Buyer to the team. This role would be based in the Perth area with the occasional travel up the East Coast.


The Role


To successfully manage an efficient, cost-effective and client-focused service by ensuring that the services supplied by the Company comply with legislation and client specification.

To negotiate with suppliers to provide best value for money services for the group and will actively seek out new products and services for commercial, health & safety and technical appraisal.


Key Responsibilities


  • Source and procure materials, consumables, plant, tools and equipment within budgets and schedules.
  • Drive towards reduced and improved vendor base with reduced lead times.
  • Evaluate cost impacts against budgets and recommend contingency plans.
  • Attend and participate in Project meetings.
  • Assist the Procurement Manager in managing supplier performance.
  • Assist the Procurement Manager in managing and maintaining company approved supplier and subcontractor process.
  • Investigate and resolve vendor invoice queries.
  • Ensure all purchase orders are accurately maintained.
  • Assist with tender activities.
  • Support set and up and roll out of new contracts.
  • Monitor and review expenditure against budgets and targets.
  • Monitor and report savings opportunities.
  • Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times.
  • Identifies and researches potential new suppliers.
  • Assesses total costs of company purchases.
  • Develops and implements strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels.
  • Ensure authorisations and commitment of expenditure is in line with company guidelines.
  • Analyse scope of supply and contract agreements.
  • Ability to identify risk and deal with critical issues in an effective manner by undertaking supplier risk analysis and assessment activities and audits.
  • On-going commercial negotiations with a number of suppliers (covering both purchased and re-hire items) to ensure best value for money.
  • Actively seek out new products and services for commercial, health & safety and technical appraisal.
  • Co-ordinate with relevant personnel and report on technical and safety appraisal of products.
  • Assume purchasing responsibility for a number of key commodities.
  • Maintain re-hire supplier agreements for distribution.
  • Maintain Purchasing databases on our in-house computer system.
  • Maintain Supplier Warranty database and liaise with depots and suppliers in resolving warranty related issues.
  • Attend supplier meetings where appropriate.




  • Knowledge of supply chain activity.
  • Substantial experience in a purchasing environment preferably within the construction industry.
  • Strong ethics and the ability to influence internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Relevant qualification in purchasing/buying.
  • CIPS Qualified.




  • Salary £44-46K
  • Company Contributed Pension Scheme
  • 30 Days Paid Holiday

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