Permanent jobs

We have a great number of permanent vacancies. Here is a selection.

Subcontract Buyer (Water) - Cheshire - c£Negotiable plus benefits

Our client is currently expanding and have a new position available for a Subcontract Buyer (Water or Waste).


The successful candidate will provide subcontract procurement services to together with all necessary site visits to achieve this.  Promoting Health, Safety and Environment and procurement best practice.


Key Responsibilities :

  • Subcontract tender enquiry production and follow-up
  • Analysis and negotiation of returned subcontract quotations
  • Preparation and issue of analysis in the form of evaluated bid tabs for acceptance by the production teams, and obtaining the relevant authorisation to proceed to order
  • Drafting subcontract order documentation in-accordance with the BMS requirements
  • Assisting Estimators as necessary with supplier advice and enquiry support

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of subcontract buying
  • Experience gained within Construction, ideally Civil Engineering
  • Full driving licence
  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal

Buyer (Steel) - London - c£27K-£32K plus benefits

The successful candidate shall be responsible for establishing, maintaining and implementing a system for purchasing the consumables (sections, bolts, welding consumables etc) and services for each project.


All sections to be purchased in accordance with the BCSA Model Specification for Steel Sections and Plates. Similarly all structural bolts to be purchased in accordance with the BCSA Model Specification for Structural Fasteners and Holding down bolts.

  • The Buyer shall report to the Director of Quality & Technical Compliance (RWC) & Production Director.
  • The Buyer is responsible for ensuring that any communicated or standing requirements are confirmed to or agreed by the selected supplier and that these requirements fall within their known (or confirmed) capabilities.
  • The buyer is responsible for ensuring that all purchases are correctly and promptly authorised in line with purchasing limits and that required verification or providence information (e.g. steel certificates) are collated efficiently and promptly following the order.
  • The Buyer ensures that applicable marking instructions are submitted to suppliers with every purchase and oversees the receiving inspection and traceability of materials.
  • Steel will be purchased to defined dimensions, profile, finish and grade in line with the specification (and any subsequent processing requirements) of the project and planned components.
  • All Steel orders are placed by the workshop in response to received component drawings and verified material requirements.
  • In selecting which approved supplier to utilise, attention shall be given to price, material availability and other factors impacting project performance.
  • Steel Stock Control In general, steel required for a project will be ordered specifically for that project.
  • The purchase order will be used to provide a clear, simple link between the project requirements and the provenance of the material purchased / used.


  • To ensure that required materials are purchased to the appropriate standard in sufficient time to ensure fabrication and product quality are not disrupted.
  • The Stock Control & Identification Procedure identifies how ordered steel stock and connectors will be organised and linked to individual projects.

Key Skills required

  • Good negotiation skills to get the best prices
  • Good communication skills
  • Good administration skills
  • Knowledge of steel would be beneficial
  • Knowledge of hiring machinery and all different fixings and consumables
  • Will be in charge of keeping machinery test up to date
  • Will be in charge of organising and recording operative training, ensuring all certs are up to date
  • Daily order logs for the workshop of what will be delivered and when
  • Weekly order logs for the MD to go over with hard copies
  • Inputting invoice numbers from accounts against purchase orders ensuring figures correct
  • Administration to tie up orders with accounts dept. And job costing
  • Chasing all delivery notes
  • Organising Conformity certs for O&M Manuals
  • Production of O&M Manuals
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Positive attitude to problems
  • Helping out in other areas when required
  • The Buyers scope of authority to ISO 9001& BS EN 1090-2 is as defined within the FPC Manual, Procedures & Welding Quality Management System Manual. As such the Buyer has a responsibility to flag up any Nonconformance to specification and ITP or quality issues / potential to become quality issues to the RWC or Production Director.
  • The Buyers scope of authorization for raising PO’s without Director level clearance is as defined in this job spec

Logistics Solutions Consultant x 2 - Brentford - c£25K-£35K plus benefits

Our client is an established leader in providing logistics solutions for business. They have a full in-house development team together with trainers, consultants and sales specialists to help their customers make the most of the products.


The Role

  • Become an expert in providing leading logistics solutions
  • Provide technical support, training and consultancy work on data and software products
  • Support the sales team creating demonstrations and presenting the results to prospective clients Help develop new innovative products and solutions
  • Providing advice and carrying out consultancy work on behalf of our clients
  • Writing content for on-line help and training courses, creating videos for support and marketing purposes
  • Use project management methods to deliver solutions on time


  • GIS, science, maths or computing graduate or relevant experience in a ‘real world’ logistics operation
  • Fast learner – able to pick up new technologies and products and adapt to changing business requirements
  • Excellent communication skills. Being able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Agile approach. Able to quickly respond to internal and external requests in a calm, professional manner
  • Good attention to detail
  • Experience of GIS products, databases and programming is desirable

Buyer - Hailsham, East Sussex - c£19K-£23K plus benefits

As the Buyer , you will be required to operate to agreed standards, KPI’s and service levels within business plan. To ensure company practices and procedures are adhered to


Main Duties:

  • Liaise with the sales/customer services team on a daily basis to ensure swift return of product enquiries.

  • Carry out supplier reviews – checking lead times, costs, product specification and tackling any issues (including meeting with the suppliers).

  • Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers as well as seeking new ones.

  • Maintain stock availability within agreed KPI figure.

  • Process purchase orders maximising economic ordering opportunities.

  • Ensuring prompt receiving of stock within agreed lead times.

  • Ensure swift return to suppliers for full credit of unwanted and damaged goods.

  • Maintain stock database records including data sheets and product information.

  • Monitor and report supply chain irregularities.

  • Implement supplier price increases.

  • Reacting to change in customer demand using forecasting.

  • General day to day administration duties

Key Operating Standards:

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Customer focus – internal and external.

  • Team working.

  • Planning and organising.

  • Determination – will follow things through, a finisher.

  • Leads by Example

Key Skills and Attributes required:

  • Good GCSE Results. (Maths and English grade C or above)

  • CIPS training

  • Microsoft Office

  • Understanding of Supply Chain

  • 2 Years’ experience in a similar role

Materials Manager - Edinburgh

Sector leading Client has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced Materials Manager to join the senior management team

Previous Electronics sector experience in a senior Materials, Supply Chain or Inventory Control role is essential.

Strong supplier management, buyer / planner and supply chain management skills required.
Travel required.

Excellent package available

Required experience: minimum: 5 years


Supply-Chain Manager - Stirlingshire

An exceptional opportunity has arisen to join a leading FMCG business based in Stirling as Supply-Chain Manager.


The role:

  • Manage the planning function from Customer demand to supply planning of material flow
  • Inventory management of raw materials and finished goods
  • Chair the S&OP meeting within the business, liaising with key stakeholders
  • Engage with the customer to understand their needs and work with them to ensure key deliverables are met
  • Manage the logistics function both inbound and outbound

The Person

  • Degree qualified or equivalent
  • Must come from an FMCG background.
  • Ideally you have worked in a customer facing role
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple teams

Rapidly growing FMCG business.

Supply-Chain Manager - Fife

Our client is recruiting a supply chain manager for their Engineering business based in Fife.


They are looking for a strong manager who can develop supplier relationships and increase productivity from the suppliers. 

Purpose of Job 

•Global Supplier Interface - be the single point of contact. 
•Collate and verify a consolidated Global forecast from the Manufacturing Units for the supply of material from the nominated Global Suppliers. Manage & Improve accuracy of forecasting process. 
•Arbitrate supply priorities between units. 
•Technical data and Change management to suppliers. 
•To be responsible for the continuous improvement of the process / procedures. Play an active role in improvement projects within the Global Community. 
•Collect data to record supplier KPI's performance 
•Management the procurement of Factored Product 
Maintain exception levels of communication and collaboration with the Manufacturing Unit, Suppliers and the other Global functions.

Category Manager - Norfolk

Our client seeks an experienced Category Manager to fulfill a key role within theirt industry leading manufacturing business. The main purpose of the role will be to both create & introduce essential category plans in order to promote sales growth within the company.

The Job
You will be responsible for:

• Negotiating with suppliers to ensure best practice & price
• Liaising with the supplier portfolio to create new product ranges & meet demand
• Completing project & time based promotional documents
• Optimising business performance through the familiarisation of customer & supplier requirements
• Defining the company offering through the adaptation of business strategy 
• Compiling weekly & monthly reports on category & promotional performance & identifying action points for improvement & adaptation 
• Processing account & invoice queries & maintaining accurate company records
• Creating action plans & reviewing processes for changes in performance
• Forecasting future category trends & analysing the impact of price alterations on revenue
• Examining the market to ensure correct brand & product positioning
• Deploying planograms to specific company locations within set time frames
• Communicating with multiple sites regarding new product launches & updates 
• Organising seasonal promotional events alongside the Supply Chain
• Utilising training programmes & opportunities available to staff within the team
• Managing attendance & employee relations queries
• Mentoring the team & implementing improvement & development plans
• Maximising the use of consumer information in creating necessary improvement plans

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