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Buyer

  • 60000
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • Kent

Buyer

Award winning Construction company

Up to 60k

Kent

Key Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • seek quotes on prices and availability of plant and materials from a variety of suppliers, and manage and report on the accumulative cost of all new purchases
  • Providing prices for all plant and materials included in project plans and drawings
  • Identifying potential suppliers and new products.
  • Contacting a range of suppliers to obtain quotations.
  • Agreeing delivery times.
  • Keeping detailed records and maintaining well‐organised work schedules
  • Assessing the reliability of suppliers.
  • Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of plant and materials
  • Ensuring compliance with the safety, health and environment requirements of plant and materials and services.
  • Providing advice to the project estimator on the predicted cost of individual items
  • Liaising closely with the Team at tendering stage 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 once a contract has been secured.
  • Sourcing and ordering day to day construction of plant and materials in a timely manner as and when requested via the site teams.
  • Building relationships with suppliers to encourage and sustain a quality supply service
  • Invoice checking and authorising.
  • Support post construction departments with orders and estimates as and when required.

Key Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience of working within buying/procurement in construction is essential.
  • Good technical construction knowledge required.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft office is essential.
  • Ability to build and manage good working relationships at all levels with internal colleagues and external suppliers.
  • A strong communicator with well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work on their own as well as working with different teams, self-motivated to achieve given deadlines.

 

Please contact Danny – Cityscape 01923750095