Buyer Job at Balfour Beatty – in Motherwell
Balfour Beatty Homes has an exciting opportunity for a BUYER to join our business to work in Kettering.
To develop robust supply sources and purchase materials to the companies requirements, whilst collaborating with group procurement functions and utilising group deals where appropriate.
To ensure all plant and materials are purchased at competitive rates, within budget, delivered in line with programme and payments made based on agreed terms for verified goods and deliveries.
What you’ll be doing
You will have the following accountabilities:
Strategic overview of supply chain relationships
Ensure proposed tender list provides the right mix of suppliers with proven ability to deliver in all respects
Ensure all goods are procured and delivered to the required programmes and purchased at the most competitive rates and within budget
Ensure tender analysis’ are completed to the required standard and approved in accordance with policies and procedures
Ensure orders prepared, authorised and issued in line with programmes and in accordance with policies and procedures
Ensure quality and performance of materials are in line with required standards and to specification
Consolidate purchases of materials to achieve maximum economic benefit
Study and analyse markets to make recommendations of possible specification changes which would represent savings without detracting from quality requirements
Inform other departments of all relevant information regarding changes in materials, major price movements, delivery lead times and individual supply situations
Ensure compliance with BB Homes and BB Group Policies and Procedures
Who we’re looking for
Personal Qualities and Experience:
This role requires a proven track record in relation to procurement of materials for residential properties with accountability for multiple projects;
The individual should be comfortable liaising with and supporting a group function, but very capable working on their own initiative; build the right relationships and ensure delivery of materials and plant in line with development requirements;
Commercial awareness is a must to really drive the best value for the business;
The individual should hold an appropriate and valid CSCS card, in addition to relevant qualifications;
The individual should have confidence in their ability to communicate with others and achieve deadlines and targets.
Why work for us
Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.
Balfour Beatty Homes operate in the central belts of Scotland and England, managed from two regional offices: Kettering and Motherwell. We develop high quality homes, providing a range of low rise accommodation from one bedroom apartments to five bedroom family homes. At Balfour Beatty Homes we pride ourselves on great design, operational excellence and exceptional customer service.
In recent years, Balfour Beatty Investments has diversified into new markets and geographies, demonstrating a successful evolution. Our core markets include: healthcare, education, student accommodation, residential and military housing, highways and power and waste.
At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone
To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.
Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/
Job Reference: UK18998
Company: Balfour Beatty –
Company Location: Motherwell