Role details

Senior Technical Buyer

Gloucestershire   •   £40,000 - £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • My Client is a needing a senior technical buyer
  • They are a leading specialist in solar screening and balustrading Products.

About Our Client



Senior Technical Buyer



The company is a leading name in their sector and design, fabricate and install on a national basis from their UK division. They are working with Architects and Contractors on a range of innovative and traditional designs.

Job Description

Senior Technical Buyer.

A specialist glazing company that have built up a reputation for the quality of their products and service are looking to appoint a Senior Buyer. The company is a leading name in their sector and design, fabricate and install on a national basis from their UK division. They specialise in solar screening products and have more recently moved into balustrading systems, working with Architects and Contractors on a range of innovative and traditional designs. The successful candidate must be able to take off from construction drawings and be capable of sourcing and negotiating with suppliers on a project basis. If you have worked on aluminum curtain walling projects or with architectural or structural glass this would also be advantageous. The role will involve reporting into the Supply Chain Manager and will be based from their regional office in Gloucestershire.

Candidate Experience:

  • Previous purchasing experience preferably gained at management level, ideally within a facade related sub-contracting industry.
  • Some understanding of the construction industry and working to deadlines would be beneficial. Also techniques and various materials used in engineering.



Skills required:

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills are essential, with the ability to deal with people at all levels.
  • Flexibility is key; the successful candidate must have the mental agility to switch from one subject to another quickly.
  • Strong organisational skills and faultless attention to detail are paramount.



Key Competencies:

  • Negotiation of purchase deals (annual and job specific)
  • Maintaining and increasing profitability at all times.
  • Seeking alternative suppliers
  • Keeping up to date with manufacturing techniques
  • Buying to Program.
  • Maintaining Stock Levels
  • Training and Development of team as necessary
  • CRF's (Component Request Forms) - Production Control - For every job the buyer will outline materials for production to pick; best utilization of what is in stock (process of procuring).

The Successful Applicant

Senior Technical Buyer.

  • CIPS Qualified.
  • Previous purchasing experience preferably gained at management level, ideally within a facade related sub-contracting industry.
  • Some understanding of the construction industry and working to deadlines would be beneficial. Also techniques and various materials used in engineering.
  • Must be able to procure from Technical drawings.
  • Essential commodity experience with Aluminum, Powder coated metals. Structured Glass and Timber.

What's on Offer



Senior Technical Buyer.



The client is looking for a an immediate start



For the right candidate an exceptional salary and benefits package is available.

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