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Buyer – Groundwork Subcontractor

  • £35,000 - £55,000 + Package
  • Specialist Sub Contract
  • London

Buyer – Groundwork & Concrete Frame Subcontractor

£35,000 – £55,000 + Benefits

North West London


About the Opportunity:

We’ve been asked to find a materials buyer for one of our clients in North West London. This role will report to the director and will offer opportunity for those looking to develop their career and progress with time. Your day to day duties will involve liaising with sites to make sure all items are being ordered and delivered at the correct times to keep operations running smoothly. While trade agreements are in place you may from time to time be required to negotiate on prices with suppliers but this should be normal for anyone who has done this before. So, all in all, this opportunity offers an excellent position with a market leader in the groundwork and concrete frame sector, but in addition there is potential for the future of your career.


About the Company:

With a head office in North West London this business operates as a £80m turnover predominantly groundwork but also concrete frame subcontractor. They have projects all over London and some in the surrounding counties with clients in the education, health care, residential and commercial sectors. Project, or package values range from £2m up to £20m each, which considering this contractor focuses more on groundworks than frames, should tell you they are one of the bigger groundwork subcontractors in the UK. I truly consider this company to be an excellent employer, not only because of their capability, but because the people are so pleasant to deal with. I’ve got to know the directors and some of the team over a number of years at social and work-based events and it is clear they have a family feel to their inner workings and this obviously helps them keep a core team in place with very few deciding to move on. They do what they do well, they are riding the current crisis in good shape and the people who work there enjoy the environment. What more could you want?


About the Requirements:

To be successful all applicants need to have previous experience either working for a rival groundwork or RC frame subcontractor OR must have worked for a merchant / supplier selling the same materials to these subcontractors. Either one of these scenarios will mean you have an understanding of all the items involved and the sort of rates for each. In addition to this experience because of the location of our client, all applicants need to be able to commute on a daily basis to North West London.


About the Benefits:

The estimated starting salary for this opportunity will be somewhere between £35,000 to £55,000 per annum based on the level of experience of the individual. In addition to this you can expect additional benefits including company pension scheme and target-based bonuses further down the line.


How to Apply:

I am more than happy to discuss this opportunity with people over the phone or face to face in a fully confidential manner (you can get to know me while I get to know you). And I know this is an incestuous sector and I fully understand the importance of keeping things discrete.

Alternatively, it would be ideal to see a copy of your CV to understand your previous experience and employment. In line with GDPR, nothing will be done with your CV / details until we have discussed the role in detail anyway, but having gained an understanding of your formal past, this may help when we come to talk and discuss the option.

Either way, my contact details are listed below:


Tel: 01923 750095


About Me, Your Consultant:

My name is Andrew Jackson and I am one of the directors at Cityscape Recruitment Ltd. I have over 14 years’ experience in civil engineering & construction recruitment. During this time, I have specialised in the niche sector of concrete frames, groundworks, basement construction and demolition.

Q: What does this mean for you?

A: I have connections with pretty much every company in this field. I can offer you options with a variety of the best employers in this market. In addition to this, I have an in-depth knowledge on each of these employers. I can tell you all about their set ups, projects, future plans and what they can offer you as an individual moving forward.

I am always open to having confidential conversations with individuals interested in expanding their careers. If the right options don’t exist for you right now, we can stay in touch. If however, we have companies that could be ideal for you; I can tell you all about them.