We have a big vision for our business. purchasing is a critical part of our success. by sourcing goods and managing the procurement of materials effectively for our varied construction projects.
You will be an integral part of our business, assisting with the day-to-day procurement process and developing strong relationships with suppliers, whilst monitoring & improving performance across delivery, price, and quality. With an eye for detail along with managing lead times and costs efficiently.
Dunmow, Essex, UK
Purchasing & Production
As a Purchasing Assistant you will be responsible for sourcing equipment, goods, and services and managing vendors. The role will include managing procurement requirements ensuring all the materials are available for production and well within the agreed time scale, quality, and cost constraint.
Key responsibilities of the role
Working closely with the Procurement Manager across the procurement function, assisting with the day-to-day procurement process and activity, ensuring optimal supplier performance
Being part of the end-to-end procurement processes including document preparation, negotiations, and supplier management
Ensuring purchasing activities reflect diverse requirements and overall business goals, as well as complying with all regulatory standards
Developing strong relationships with key suppliers and managing ongoing contractual relationships
Regularly reviewing long-term agreements with existing suppliers
Monitoring and improving supplier performance (delivery, price, and quality)
Identifying new suppliers, agreeing on terms, and negotiating supply agreements where appropriate
Devising and implementing action plans to reduce costs and improve service delivery time
Reviewing and enhancing ongoing processes and systems and developing new strategies where necessary
Liaising with site teams, monitoring movements in programs and delivery dates
Keeping call-off/ delivery schedules up to date
Raising purchase orders
Monitoring all lead times and delivery costs
Producing statistical reports and analysis on spending and cost saving
If you feel as though you meet the criteria for this position then please apply now!
All applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have the right to live and work in the UK, as per the UK Illegal Working Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 at the interview stage. No agencies please. Alloy Fabweld is an equal opportunities employer.
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On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package. Our employees enjoy a variety of different work and are a friendly team - much like an extended family. There is always scope to train in other areas if you have the interest.
We are unique in that we have many different businesses that ensure there is always variety and opportunities - Alloy Fabweld, Albion Design Staircases, Hunwick Engineering, Flexi Group UK, Rebel Strength, and Livin Art.
Our people work hard as a team, working together to drive our business for continued success and job security.
Alloy Fabweld is committed to being a successful, caring, and welcoming place for all employees.
We want to create a supportive and inclusive environment where our employees can reach their full potential, without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding is fostered, and the diversity of people's backgrounds and circumstances will be positively valued.
We care for our communities locally, and we created our own charity Hashtag Big Smile to really make a difference in the world by building communities.
Equality of opportunity, valuing diversity, and compliance with the law to the benefit of all individuals in our company as it seeks to develop the skills and abilities of its people. While specific responsibility for eliminating discrimination and providing equality of opportunity lies with managers and supervisors, individuals at all levels have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect.
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