Buyer - heating & Ventilation

Plumbing / H&V Buyer


Contract for 5- 6 months

£13.00 – £14.00 per hour

Full time, Monday to Friday, 36.5 hours

We are looking to recruit for an H&V / Plumbing Buyer for our client based in Cambridge to start as soon as possible until middle of March 2019.

You role will be to establish, maintain and improve procedures for the control and effectiveness of the buying function in line with company policy and business objectives


•To source and arrange the purchase of materials that is required for projects utilising Maintenance in house Staff or Contractors with approximate annual value of £770,000 including the sourcing and supply of specialist items in a timely manner to meet the needs of the Maintenance of 350 buildings, many of them with specialist mechanical and electrical infrastructure supporting research.

•Analyses quarterly stock and purchases reports to determine usage trends with a view to negotiating bulk discounts using (where appropriate) annual procurement contracts.

•Arranges the technical specification, procurement, distribution and, where applicable and standardising of the routine replacement of ventilation plant filters throughout the estate for use by contractors, departments and our own maintenance staff.

•Assist with the smooth running and day to day activity of the maintenance fleet including all ‘on road’ plant.

• Assist the planned preventive maintenance team in the establishment, implementation and administration of service and maintenance contracts.

•The H&V Plumbing buyer will be managed by the senior PPM administrator and will be responsible for the maintenance unit purchasing. He will assist and advise the 2 purchasing & supply technicians. He will also assist with other maintenance administration where necessary.

Skills and experience required:

•To be considered for this role you will have experience of working within a procurement/supply chain or buying role preferably within an H&V or Plumbing buyer environment.
•Ideally you will qualified and hold Charter Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or a similar.
•You will have experience of working closely with vendors and suppliers and have worked on cost reduction initiatives in a previous role

To apply contact Danielle or Michelle on 01223 324744 or send your CV to or

Job Summary

Job Title Buyer - heating & Ventilation
Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Job Type Temp
Salary Negotiable
Last Updated 15/10/2018
Reference SF42478
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