Buyer (VN1825)

Ringway

Buyer (VN1825)

Business Area: Finance

Vacancy Base: Winsford

County: Cheshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 40

Ringway is a market leader in the Highways Term Maintenance Industry, responsible for looking after over 50,000 kms of the UK’s highways network. We take pride in offering a dedicated, flexible approach which supports our clients, underpinned by the recruitment, development and retention of a locally based workforce. We want you to grow your career in a way that suits you, whether that is making the best of your skills in a role you enjoy, or developing new skills as you progress with our company.
 
An exciting opportunity has opened for an experienced Buyer to join our Procurement Team in Winsford. We are looking for an individual to form part of a cross functional role, within a busy, sometimes high-pressure, Commercial Team. You will be responsible for procurement materials and plant for the internal and subcontract teams as well as negotiating with suppliers to reduce the total cost of goods and services to increase overall value, without compromising on quality and Health and Safety. The successful candidate will be someone who is both process and target driven, who has previous procurement and negotiation experience within construction, civils or highways.

The successful Buyer will have;

Experience within a Buyer/Procurement position – must be in highways or construction 
Experience of direct and indirect sourcing of materials and plant hire 
Experience dealing with vendors and sub-contractors 
Proven ability to negotiate prices with suppliers 
SAP experience would be ideal
Advanced in all Microsoft applications, especially Microsoft Excel.
UK – Full Driver’s License 

As the Buyer you would be responsible for;

Converting Purchase Requisitions to Purchase Orders for Materials, PPE, Tools, Plant Hire, Professional Services and ICT and issuing to Suppliers 
Pro-actively report material and availability issues, and implement immediate corrective actions as required
Negotiating with Supply Chain Partners, procuring at the most competitive rates without compromising on quality 
Reviewing Supply Chain Partners - recommending preferred options 
Hiring and Off hiring Plant and Tools, maintaining register of Hired Plant and Tools
Working to the pricing catalogues, consideration of price when finalising Purchase Orders
Working closely with the finance team, dealing with invoice queries
Any other administrative duties requested by wider purchasing team

Awarded Investors in People Silver, a member of the 5% Club and recognised as an Investor in Diversity. Providing opportunity and growth for all our employees is the bedrock of our business, ensuring a safe, happy and productive workforce.
 
Read more about working for Ringway on our careers website
 
We have a dedicated recruitment team and politely request that agencies refrain from contacting anyone across our businesses with regards to speculative CV’s or offering to assist with our vacancies, thank you.

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