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Equipment Procurer / Buyer
Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date:
Added: 02 Dec 2022
Job Reference: BBBH27779
Job Description
Acorn is currently seeking an experienced Buyer on behalf of their client, a global, leading organisation. This role will be part working from home and part office-based, near Swindon.


* To lead, manage and deliver the procurement requirements of the business
* To lead and manage the delivery of a competitive supply chain through strategic and operational procurement
* To lead and manage the procurement team and department, with commercial and operational benefits being a key objective
* Ensure the integrity and compliance with internal systems, processes and procedures
* Actively ensure the department and team maintains appropriate liaison with internal stakeholders with the key objective of maintaining a pro-active approach
* Ensure the continuity and expansion of the supply chain whilst maintaining competitive price solutions with the key objective of increased profitability

Key activities:

* Select suitable suppliers, prepare and issue enquiries, carry out quotation analysis and evaluation both on a project specific basis and longer term strategic framework agreements for both material / equipment suppliers and sub-contractors
* Negotiate and agree contracts for both goods and services in line with budget requirements
* Negotiate and agree rebate contracts with key suppliers
* Support and assist Project Quantity Surveyors in the selection and appointment of project specific labour teams and sub-contractors
* Advise and liaise with estimators to ensure current cost information is communicated at bid stage and assist with obtaining competitive project specific quotes for goods and services
* Ensure the procurement process is managed to facilitate project programmes
* Attend internal meetings to support the delivery of projects in line with budget and programme requirements
* Manage and co-ordinate the procurement and delivery of equipment on turnkey and key account projects
* Report on price variants, target delivery performance and supplier service levels
* Develop, maintain and improve supplier relationships and agreements
* Quantify and produce schedules of materials and goods requirements from drawings and specifications
* Undertake continuous monitoring and evaluation of the supply chain on both a regional and national basis, taking necessary actions to rationalise/expand the data base of suppliers
* Ensure that all suppliers and sub-contractors are evaluated in line with company health & safety and competency requirements
* Manage, support and mentor the procurement team to ensure efficiency of the department


* Experience working within the shop fitting / construction sector
* Experience of leading and managing a team
* Qualified or part qualified professional (CIPS, CIOB or RICS)
* Educated to minimum GCSE level

For more information on this job role, please get in touch with Kristy Moore at Acorn Recruitment.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment.
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