Recruitment Agency in Norfolk - P + S Personnel Services

Always The Right Resource



  • Location: Carlisle
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Working Hours: Full Time
  • Length of Employment: Perm
  • Reference: PS3683PG
  • Sector: Construction
  • Vacancy First Advertised: 15th Jun 2022

P+S Personnel are pleased to be working on behalf of our clients, who are currently seeking a group purchasing manager to join their team on a full-time permanent basis, based in Carlisle.

Job Title: Buyer

Reporting to: Commercial Director

Contact: Senior Leadership Team, managers, all colleagues, third parties.
Purpose of the role:
To co-ordinate all of the company’s buying activities – materials, equipment and business supplies. Working closely with the commercial and management teams to maximise value and profitability. Supporting the business to operate efficiently.
Skills / Knowledge:
• Buying/Purchasing/Procurement Experience
• Professional
• Driven
• Results-orientated
• Relationship focused
• Strong negotiation skills
• Excellent written/verbal communication skills
• Numerate
• Good IT Skills – Microsoft Outlook/Office suite
• Organised
• Prioritisation skills

Main Duties:

• Purchasing of materials/supplies
• Co-ordinating plant hire
• Controlling ordering/spending
• Understanding and delivering buying strategy
• Understanding the supply market
• Service level agreements
• Maintaining/negotiating supplier contracts
• Reviewing/changing suppliers to secure best value/maximise discounts
• Monitoring/investigating new products and suppliers
• Monitoring purchases against project budgets
• Monitor material usage and spend, against job set-up and allocation
• Involvement with tenders/contract reviews
• Responsibility for business supplies – stationery, office equipment, IT equipment, fleet etc
• Undertaking procurement related projects
• Maintain approved supplier database
• Reporting
• Meeting attendance

If this is a role you are interested in, please apply online ensuring your CV is up to date.

Alternatively, please email your CV directly to

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