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We are currently recruiting for an experienced Buyer to join a market leading Engineering company based in Coventry. As Buyer you will provide a full time, professional, effective and efficient procurement service to the Purchasing and Logistics function. Required to develop and maintain a close understanding and up to date knowledge of material and plant hire markets, products and suppliers. Key Roles and Responsibilities To follow the Contracts Programme and ensure timely provision of specified equipment and supplies for projects. Be able to adapt quickly and efficiently to programme requirements. Ensure arrangements are in place to transport rig and site equipment between sites. Appraise potential suppliers and expedite the quality assurance of them. Negotiate on price ethically and appropriately. Raise and manage orders. Chase schedule deliveries by liaising with suppliers. Track on-hire reports and collection of off-hired items. Monitor supplier performance. Use supplier portals for booking deliveries, logging NRMM information and tracking orders. Manage the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) portal and oversee supplies to all branches. Ensure certification of hired plant is up to date, appropriately archived and renewed ahead of expiry dates. Provide service and support to contract teams in meeting the needs of the contracts. Provide support to Estimators with acquiring quotes and offering supplier and material recommendations. Obtain quotes and negotiate prices for good and services ensuring value for money. Ensure delivery of goods and service within budget on each project. Check and manage invoices where appropriate whilst maintaining and adhering to internal procedures. Experience/Skills/Qualifications/Personal Attributes To be confident, and have excellent, assured communication skills both verbally and written. An ability to adapt and amend workload priorities in a regularly changing environment. Excellent IT skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft products such as Outlook, Excel, Word etc. Either educated to A-Level standard, CIPS Level 4 Qualified, or proven experience in a purchasing environment. Desirable Previous experience in a construction purchasing environment or exposure to the construction industry is desirable but not essential. Numerical accuracy and good oral communication is very important. Educated to degree level, or equivalent. Willing to study towards CIPS Qualifications, as necessary. Monday to Friday 9-5pm. Company benefits: Annual company bonus (depending on company performance) Pension (matched +1% up to 7%) 28 days holiday plus bank holidays. Onsite parking Employee assistance programme. Cycle to work Rewards platform

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