Company Buyer - Construction

Our client is a privately owned, award winning construction contractor financially supported by a 1 billion + private equity business.

They are looking to recruit an experienced Construction Buyer who will be responsible for the management, control and monitoring of specific supply chain activities, as well as taking on the responsibility for the management and report of material and plant budgets, on allocated projects.

Sectors include all building such as Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Health & Education, Leisure up to £10m

You must have experience within the Construction industry, buying materials and be able to multi task and hold a high level of attention to detail.

Role Responsibilities

To place purchase orders with approved suppliers only in accordance with budgets & specification.
All orders, quotations etc. to be saved on the server in the relevant project folders.
All orders sent to suppliers to be copied to the site team and Project QS.
Where applicable, to query material specifications and look for cost effective alternatives and seek approval from both the internal team and the client's representatives prior to orders being placed
Liaise with the commercial team in all matters relating to spend and value
As and when required you will be required to deal and communicate with the design team both internal and external regarding all material matters that are applicable to the projects you are involved in
To ensure their projects Requisition Trackers are regularly kept up-to-date.
Attend pre-start project meetings, issuing Procurement Schedule and Brick & Block Delivery Schedules for completion by site team.
Manage and update Procurement Schedule, and distribute to all relevant stakeholders
Obtain Material, Plant and Prelim Budget from Site QS
Liaise with accounts department with regard to invoice and supplier disputes
Attend team meetings (on site and in the office) and report on all buying aspects of the project
Collate material aspects of enquiries in conjunction with the estimating department.
To update and maintain supplier database as and when required
The assistance with O&M Manuals towards the end of each project.
Maintain and promote a level of professionalism befitting the department, both internally and with our supply chain partners current and future.


An experienced materials and plant buyer with a proven track record of working in a similar role * Previous experience within the construction sector is essential
Strong IT literacy skills
Ability to build good relationships with external and internal stakeholders

Salary and benefits

Excellent salary and benefits on offer for successful candidate
Manchester, United Kingdom, gb
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