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Materials Buyer – Residential Contractor

  • £40,000 - £50,000 plus Pension
  • Main Contractor - Build
  • London

Materials Buyer – Residential Contractor

£40,000 – £50,000 plus Pension

Central London

About the Company:

My Client are the UK contracting division of a large construction group who utilise all the company’s in-house resources and facilities to provide clients with a bespoke construction service. This company have gone back to the time when contractors carried out work themselves with a dedicated, reliable workforce. With a broad range of construction experience and expertise in commercial and residential developments, this company offer clients truly exceptional performance in high-rise construction where the Group’s skills are particularly suited. With projects including large new build and refurbs of residential, hospitality and care home projects and a full order book for the next 12 months, this business are one to watch in London.


About the Role:

Our client is currently looking for an experienced Materials Buyer to support the head of purchasing. They are looking for someone who has a solid permanent work background and who has experience working for a Main Contractor and who is commercially aware. It is essential that you have knowledge of new building processes:


  • Responsible for procuring materials within budgets in time to progress works on site.
  • Responsible for monthly budgetary control reports on materials purchased for each site.
  • Responsible for procuring and hiring plant required on site including cabins, forklifts, fencing, cranes and transport etc.
  • Responsible for resolving account queries with suppliers that the accounts department have failed to resolve through normal procedures.
  • Responsible for resolving disputes between suppliers and the company.
  • Responsible for procuring site staff protective clothing.
  • Required to attend and report on procurement at each site monthly progress meeting.
  • Required to on occasion take off material quantities from drawings and produce schedules from which to procure.
  • Required to assist the estimating department with obtaining pre-tender quotations and resolving material specification issues.
  • Responsible for compliance with the clients Environmental, Security and disabled requirements.
  • Procures customer care related materials.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Ideally at least 3 years of Buying experience working with a main contractor
  • Must have worked for a Developer or Main Contractor
  • Knowledge of current pricing levels.
  • Sound knowledge of construction techniques, Building Standards, Environmental and disability standards.


About the Benefits and Reward:

  • Basic salary of up to £50,000 (depending on experience)
  • Pension



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