The Senior Buyer is responsible for purchasing all materials used in the course of the business. The job holder will develop dependable supply sources and purchase all materials to the Company’s exact business requirements, using Group deals where specified, at competitive rates, within budget and ensuring deliveries can be made within build programmes and arranging payment for verified goods.
They will also ensure that all Group Purchasing specifications, policies and procedures are adhered to within the company.
Send out enquiries for appropriate materials, collate and analyse the returned quotations.
Place orders with suitable suppliers for specified materials; ensuring goods are delivered on the required date and purchased at the most competitive rates and within budget.
Ensure quality and performance of materials are in line with required standards.
Ensure compliance to Company guidelines, policies and procedures and any relevant legislation.
Study and analyse markets to make recommendations of possible specification changes which would represent savings without detracting from quality requirements.
Encourage and develop, wherever feasible, negotiated agreements with suppliers and manufacturers.
Action verified invoices when not automatically sanctioned via the purchasing computer information system.
Monitor damages, theft and maintenance on invoices received within the division.