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Buyer – RC Frames & Groundworks – East London

  • £30,000 - £45,000
  • Specialist Sub Contract
  • London

Buyer – RC Frame & Groundwork Subcontractor

£30,000 – £45,000 + Benefits

East London


About the Opportunity:

We’ve been asked to find a materials buyer for one of our clients based in East London. This role will report to the existing head of procurement and will offer opportunities 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 RC frame & groundwork sector, but in addition, there is potential for the future of your career.


About the Employer:

Currently operating with a turnover of around £50 million per annum, this privately-owned specialist concrete frame and groundwork subcontractor build packages ranging from £1m up to £15 million each. They have become preferred supplies to a number of top-tier residential main contractors and developers, such as Kier, Telford Homes, Osborne, Barratt Homes, and Hill Partnerships, with the majority of their projects being inside the M25 and in and around East London predominantly.

This business has a very good reputation in the market with both its clients and with rivals. They maintain a quality approach to everything they do while partnering with businesses rather than fighting them. They have a low staff turnover and an inner core of staff that really work well together as a team. And like many others, they are still growing and looking at ways to expand what they already do, while keeping growth at a considered rate.

On a side note, to back up the relationship the MD of the business has with his inner core, most years the team are known to go on skiing holidays and similar together. Not only to grab some well-earned recuperation time but also to help them forge as a team at the center of the business. This company really does thrive from maintaining relationships both internally and with everyone they work with.


About the Requirements:

To be successful all applicants need to have previous experience either working for a rival groundwork or RC frame subcontractor in a buying position. This will mean you have an understanding of all the items involved and the sort of rates for each, but more importantly, you’ll understand the pace, culture, and work ethic required to operate in this field.

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 the East London area.


About the Benefits:

The estimated starting salary for this role has been given as £30,000 to £45,000 and will be based on previous experience in this role. In addition to this, you can expect additional benefits including a company pension scheme and target-based bonuses further down the line. Outside of these package-based items, I do also consider it a benefit that you will be working for this fantastic employer, that can offer you job security, development, and enjoyment. They hold on to their team, so you can be assured they must be doing things right.


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. 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 15 years of 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 in-depth knowledge of 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.