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Buyer – Main Contractor

  • £45,000 - £55,000
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • Hertfordshire

The Company

Our client is a specialist contractor operating in London and the Southeast who pride themselves in their innovative project solutions and pro-active approach to building and maintaining relationships. Our client is able to consistently impress their clients by providing them with effective solutions using the diverse range of capabilities and experience they have gained within the Residential, Commercial, Health and Education sectors. To date our client has successfully completed several projects for Commercial, Residential and Public Housing to an excellent standard.

 

Our client is only interested in hiring the best candidates who are proactive, dedicated, and innovative within their occupation but also candidates who are able to work well within a team. Our client’s user-friendly approach has enabled them to build a long-lasting structure of Clients, Employees and Suppliers. This sort of approach has led to long lasting relationships with clients and employees whilst bringing in a wave of repeat business.

 

The Role

The company is looking to recruit a Buyer to lead their procurement. The role will be based at our client’s head office in the St Albans area. 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 to maximise efficiency within the business
  • Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers

 

Salary/ Benefits

  • Salary will be in the region of £45,000 – £55,000.

 

Requirements

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