Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: West London
Salary: £27000 - £32000/annum
Start Date: 2017-10-02
Contact Name: Stephen Holmes
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Job Published: September 12, 2017 08:51

Job Description

My North West London based client are a Structural & Architectural Steelwork Company looking for a Buyer to join them on a contract basis. As my client are an SME, the pressure is often on to do the impossible and they base their reputation on their hard working team who in turn deliver a quality product with impeccable service. The successful candidate would have the ability to meet every challenge head-on and always view it positively as an opportunity to grow as is the company ethos.


  • Material & Purchasing Requirements
  • Responsible for co-ordinating all requisitions of materials from Project Managers, sites and workshop to ensure that all requirements are communicated and agreed with any purchase.
  • Stock Control & Identification
  • Ensures that applicable marking instructions are submitted to suppliers with every purchase and oversees the receiving inspection and traceability of materials.
  • Steel Stock
  • All identified steel stock requirements will be reviewed against the Remainder Stock list (see Stock Control & Identification).
  • Reusable Remainders will be deducted from the purchasing requirements.
  • Stock purchases must be to the project specified grade
  • Where there is any need, operation or commercial advantage to upgrading material, design modifications must be made and approved in the normal way
  • Purchase Order to Project traceability to demonstrate this is required for CE certificates of performance to be issued.
  • Standard Steel Suppliers' Notes added to purchase order to set out
  • CEV values
  • CE marking requirements
  • Test certification requirements
  • Traceability marking requirements
  • Connectors
  • Connectors are purchased and managed as complete sets with certified performance criteria and purchased per project to ensure traceability
  • Standard Bolt Suppliers' Notes added to purchase order to set out
  • CE marking requirements
  • Certification and declaration of performance requirements
  • Traceability requirements

Key Skills:

  • Good negotiation skills to get the best prices
  • Good communication skills
  • Good administration skills
  • Knowledge of steel would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of hiring machinery and all different fixings and consumables
  • Daily order logs for the workshop of what will be delivered and when
  • Weekly order logs for the MD to go over with hard copies
  • Inputting invoice numbers from accounts against purchase orders ensuring figures correct
  • Organising Conformity certs for O&M Manuals
  • Production of O&M Manuals

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