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  • Main Contractor - Build
  • Bedfordshire

About the role

The company is looking to recruit a Buyer to lead their procurement. The role will be based at our clients head office in Luton. You will be responsible for materials, some sub contract & 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 Client:

Our client is a main building contractor who undertakes new build, refurbishment and design and build contracts priding itself on its client focus. They have an excellent reputation, in part, through the innovative hands-on approach of the company’s directors. They undertake work for a range of private builds for developers and private investors. Recent projects include a residential extension and basement in North London (£2.5m), 3 x new build townhouses in Hertfordshire and commercial & residential project with 15 units in Croydon.

About the Salary/ Benefits

  • Salary will be in the region of £50,000 – £60,000.

About the Requirements

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