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Construction Buyer

  • £40,000 - £55,000
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • London

About the company

Our client has over 40 years’ experience in new build and refurbishment contracts within the private and public sectors. Working on buildings varying from hospitals to sports centres, churches to prime residential refurbishment & build, their enviable track record is based on expertise, experience and responsive environment. Recent successful tendering and strong client relationships has led to a strong order book for 2018 leading into 2019. This has resulted in the need to selectively recruit for key commercial and operational roles within the business.

The organisation provides excellent career potential for professionals joining the business, with training and continual development supported & encouraged whatever level of the individual. This company is privately owned and has a professional yet friendly atmosphere.

The office is based in a vibrant and social high street area in North West London with great transport links from central London and the Home Counties.


About the opportunity

The company is looking to recruit a Buyer to lead their procurement team. The role will be based at our client’s head office in NW London. You will be responsible for materials & plant purchasing across a variety of different project types in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Negotiating prices and rates for all materials and ensuring they are delivered to site within timeframes
  • Identify potential suppliers and new products
  • Control of all plant hire
  • Contacting a range of suppliers and sub-contractors to obtain quotes and agree delivery times
  • Keeping detailed records using the company internal software ensuring the ability to track items from purchase to delivery to invoice stage
  • Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials to site
  • Providing any advice and information required for tendering and estimating purposes to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided.
  • Preparing and maintaining cost reports in order to maximise efficiency within the business
  • Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers


About the benefits and rewards

  • Salary will be in the region of £40,000 – £55,000.


About the requirements

Experienced in construction buying is a must with a SME Main Contractor. CIPS or MCIPS preferred.