Junior Buyer

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Location North London, United Kingdom
Category Civil Engineering
Job Type Permanent
Salary £25K per year


An exciting opportunity has opened up with a tier one utility contractor for a Junior Buyer to join their procurement team in North London.
The main objective of the Junior Buyer is to deliver savings to the bottom line along with driving change through innovation and collaboration in the supply chain.

This is a hybrid working role with a mixture of home and office/site working.

The role

Responsibilities of the Junior Buyer will include:
-Day to day purchasing of materials, plant and services to meet the company operational needs, considering price, quality and delivery
-Support the team with administrative duties as required.
-Resolve invoice queries
-Tender support, preparation and analysis
-Build strong relationships with internal staff and external suppliers.
-Liaise with suppliers regarding any service issues and communicate these to the relevant project
-Identify sustainable and innovative products/services through the supply chain
-Attend supplier meetings as required
-Maintenance of the supplier database and service level agreements
-Ensure compliance of purchasing function within the company policy and procedures and levels of authority
-Prepare performance reports to the buying team as required.
-Carry out any other duties appropriate to this post

Qualifications/Experience required by the Junior Buyer

-Experience of multi-site, project based environment
-Computer literate, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Navision, Causeway Siteman
-Methodical, a good organiser, excellent attention to detail.
-Task completer, a self-starter with a positive attitude.
-Excellent Communication skills.
-Excellent Influencing and Negotiation skills

A Junior Buyer with a CIPS qualification would be desirable although not essential