Edinburgh, Midlothian
23000 - 25000
11 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

I am delighted to be working on behalf of a leading facilities company based in Edinburgh who are currently recruiting for a Buyer on a permanent basis.

This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic and driven individual seeking a busy, fast-paced role. Due to a period of rapid growth, our client is looking to centralise the purchasing function, and are seeking a commercially aware individual to take lead and make their own mark in this vital role.

The role

Develop and manage supplier relationships, chasing quotations and continually identifying savings and improvement opportunities

Monitoring and identifying new products and sources of supply

Review contract programme and align deliveries with project start dates

Ensure purchase order database is kept up-to-date

Staying up-to-date with market conditions

Evaluate tender documents and advise on any necessary amendments

Assist the Contract Manager and Director on a daily basis

The person

Strong negotiation and problem solving skills

Strong organisation and time management skills and attention to detail

1-2 years’ experience working in a buying/procurement role (preferably within construction)

Experience using SAGE (200), and EQUE2 Construction desirable

Proficient in all MS Office applications, especially Excel

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain strong relationships with both internal and external customers


Competitive salary and attractive benefits, including bonus scheme and generous holiday entitlement