Buyer – UK

CRH

Location:
Deeside (CH5) – Clwyd, Wales, United Kingdom
Salary:
Competitive
Type:
Permanent
Main Industry:
Search Purchasing & Supply Chain Jobs
Other Industries & Skills: 
Information Technology
Advertiser:
CRH
Job ID:
130527909
Posted On: 
20 May 2024

 

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Leviat unites the expertise, skills and resources of CRH’s construction accessories companies in a single global organisation.

We imagine, model and make engineered products and innovative construction solutions for a dynamic industry. We support ambitious construction partners to build better, safer, stronger and faster, and help turn awe-inspiring architectural visions into reality. By combining our strengths, we are more agile and responsive to evolving customer needs. From the build of new schools, hospitals, homes and critical infrastructure, to the repair and maintenance of heritage structures, our engineering skills and product technology are making a difference around the world.

Our engineers provide technical design assistance at every stage of a project, from initial planning to installation and beyond. Our technical support services range from simple product selection through to the development of a fully customised project-specific design solution. Our digital engineering tools include industry-leading calculation and design software and Building Information Modelling objects.

Helping to develop a more sustainable built environment is one of the biggest contributions Leviat makes to the communities in which we operate.

About the role

We are currently looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic Buyer to strengthen our UK procurement team, based at our Deeside office.

The purpose of the role is to maximise purchasing performance whilst controlling inventory levels, maintaining customer service excellence and enhancing safety and business profitability. 

Main responsibilities

In this role you’ll:

-Maintain supply of key materials maximising volume purchasing benefits.
-Develop supplier strategies.
-Meet target costs.
-Undertake strategic sourcing activities utilising established business tools and templates.
-Support the development and communication of a sourcing strategy to shape purchasing decisions.
-Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
-Monitor market trends and supply chain strategies.
-Provide analysis on costs and review cost reduction activities.
-Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous and business improvements.
-Develop and manage the contractual relationship with key suppliers to manage business risk.
-Develop synergies either locally or within group.
-Prepare data towards monthly performance reports. 
 
Experience & qualifications

In this role you’ll need:

-To be a team player with the ability to contribute both individually and as part of a team.
-Self confidence with strong interpersonal skills, an excellent communicator with the ability to liaise with people at all levels.
-Flexibility and the ability to multitask.
-To be self motivated with a “hands on” results driven approach.
-Strong systems skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.  
-Experience in a buying / negotiation role.
-A CIPS qualification or similar.
-ERP experience, ideally SAP.

WORKING AT CRH

As a multinational and multicultural organization, CRH recognizes that our diverse and talented global workforce is critical to sustaining competitive advantage and long-term success. At CRH we want to challenge all of our employees to reach their full potential and play their part in the success of our business. We place a strong focus on developing and empowering our employees to help ensure that we have the talent and capabilities we need now and in the future. We also strive to provide an attractive, rewarding and stimulating modern work environment that will engage and inspire our employees to meet the ever evolving standards and expectations of our customers. 
 

COMPENSATION

We offer an international workplace with a lot of opportunities, freedom and flexibility. As such, self – starters who enjoy working in a challenging environment and who can play a role in shaping our future are encouraged to join CRH. We take care of our employees and therefore offer a generous total rewards package, a diverse and inclusive culture and professional development opportunities.

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