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Buyer - Shopfitting

Job Description

Buyer - Shop Fitting

About the employer: Based in Manchester

Our Client is classed as an industry leader within the Carpentry and Shop Fitting Sector.

With over 30 years' experience in delivering shopfititng across the UK, our contractor has built firm relationships with a wide network of repeat business clients.

The Role:

Due to successful tendering and strong market demand our client is looking to expand their pre-construction team and is in the market place for an experienced Buyer. This is a fantastic opportunity to join this dynamic established contractor who are continuously growing and looking to expand.

The role is based at their head office in Manchester with a competitive salary.

You'll be reporting to the Director and will be working closely with the commercial team


To manage the company's supply of products and services.

The Buyers responsibilities include finding cost-effective deals and suppliers.

Key Responsibilities:

Devise and use fruitful sourcing strategies

Discover profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships

Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms

Approve the ordering of necessary goods and services

Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries

Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients

Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

Create and update procurement price lists for key materials categories with preferred suppliers.

Place material and plant orders for designated contracts with preferred suppliers

Attend project handovers / site meetings when required to understand scope of works, materials required and site logistics.

Dealing with any invoice discrepancies concerning designated projects and ensure these are resolved.

Ensure Surveyors are informed of the progress of any queries.

Monitor materials in stores and carry out quarterly stock takes.

Ensure that Site Managers are informed of material availability from stores to reduce stock.

About the benefits / rewards:

The salary will be dependent on level of exposure to industry.

The company offers excellent opportunities and a basic salary between £30,000 - £35,000.

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