• Buyer

    Job Locations UK-Stirlingshire
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Overview

    At Robertson, we build much more than just ground-breaking infrastructure. We build brilliant communities, we build forward-thinking businesses, and we build the kind of amazing, career-transforming futures that our people look forward to every day.


    Were one of the UKs largest, independently owned construction, infrastructure and support services companies and were still growing fast. The way we work is innovative and transformative, our people are passionate and knowledgeable, our culture is warm, friendly and family-driven, and with over 50 years experience of our industry, our clients trust us to deliver everything we promise.

    Your new role

    When it comes to your career, we deliver everything we promise to.


    As a Buyer, youll be responsible for:


    Deliver Robertson Group Procurement and Supply Chain strategy and all areas of procurement within this, under the supervision of the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain in relation to the following:

    • Issue pricing documents to relevant suppliers to meet site programme requirements
    • Evaluate tender returns taking account of value adding service to give a whole life cost
    • Conducting final negotiations with selected suppliers to enable contract award.
    • Raise Purchase Orders for all Materials and Plant Hire on selected ERP system in line with company policies and procedures.
    • Liaise with sites to assist with the resolution of supply issues as and when required.
    • Work with and advise Project Teams on material specifications and alternatives where appropriate.
    • Provide regular reports on procurement betterment and supplier performance.
    • Attend site and office based Project Meetings as required.
    • Monitor and maintain vendor database to ensure that it contains up to date details of available suppliers
    • Manage relationships and Supply Chain agreements with selected suppliers, including renewal; performance; spend; strengths; weaknesses and opportunities
    • Monitor the supply market to identify potential new suppliers and products and meet with suppliers to understand their product offerings.
    • Focus on exceeding minimum service expectations by delivering an agile, value adding service with a deep understanding of customer requirements, technical competence, functional knowledge and process efficiency.
    • Investigate and support the resolution of supplier invoice queries.
    • Be aware of the Company’s standing on Health, Safety and Environment at all times 


    To join us, were looking for: 

    • Qualified to HNC, Level 4 CIPS or equivalent.  An interest in studying towards full MCIPS membership is advantageous
    • The role will require previous experience of procurement processes within a construction related environment.
    • The individual will need to demonstrate a proven track record in negotiation, process compliance and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
    • The role will require excellent analytical and IT skills, strong commercial awareness, a measured approach to decision making and the ability to ensure best value procurement.
    • The ability to adopt a pragmatic, yet disciplined approach to process compliance, is essential
    • Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work.  Tackles problems head-on and works to resolve them without delay. 
    • Willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations.  Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level. 
    • Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders.  Proactively builds knowledge through sharing ideas and expertise with others. 
    • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.  Actively collects customer information and uses it to improve services and solutions.  Manages the experience of customers to ensure positive relationships are established and maintained. 
    • Plans and organises work to safely achieve maximum efficiency and output.  Delivers results consistently. 
    • Learns quickly.  Adapts positively to changing business and customer demands.  Is energised by change.


    What's in it for me

    We also look after our people just as much as we look after our clients, and youll discover dedicated training teams to help keep you up to speed, together with a huge range of personal development programmes.


    And on top of a competitive salary and pension, you’ll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you’re based.


    Ready to #TransformYourCareer? Apply now!


    Company: Robertson Group


    Location: Stirling


    A full Job Description is available on request. 


    The working hours for this role are 38.75 per week


    Robertson is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


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