Group Buyer - Eversley

Due to continued growth, the Collard Group has an exciting new opportunity for a Group Buyer with responsibility for a wide variety of procurement activities and management of our stores.

If you feel you could be the right person for this role we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for the successful candidate to fully embrace and deliver the following;

  • Support the Group Finance Director in identifying opportunities to generate cost savings and efficiencies across the Group
  • Materials procurement for the demolition and civil engineering division liaising closely with project quantity surveyors
  • Management of the contracting stores including developing systems for stock control and contract costings
  • Leading on supply contact negotiations and the management of various group contracts (e.g. Telecoms, Utilities, IT hardware, Service Contracts)
  • Supporting all divisions and support service functions with specialist and general procurement activities
  • Establishing a new requisition system to enable the efficient running of this new procurement function
  • Be the ‘Champion’ for the purchase order system ensuring all users are following company procurement and goods receiving processes

We are looking for the preferred candidate to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Significant depth of experience in procurement
  • CIPS qualified, studying towards or equivalent studies - desirable
  • Experience of the construction or recycling industries - desirable
  • A great negotiator and collaborator
  • Builds effective & productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Provides a clear focus on managing costs, assessing performance against goals and identifies areas for improvement.
  • Good listening skills and ability to focus on issues critical to senior leaders.
  • Sets and defines clear priorities and organises to meet internal and external demands
  • Can deliver communication concisely and steer conversation towards decisions needed
  • Builds confidence and knows when it is appropriate to push suppliers to resolve difficult issues and disputes
  • Computer literacy on full Microsoft suite with an ability to quickly learn new systems
  • Attention to detail is a pre-requisite

What's on Offer:

  • A competitive salary depending upon experience
  • Mobile phone and laptop
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance (4 x Salary)
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Supportive team operating as part a family run business with free company social events
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