Buyer - Civils

Hays Building
10 Feb 2021
10 Mar 2021
Callum Lepper
Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time

Buyer - Civils | Sub-Contractor | Buckinghamshire

Your new company
I am currently recruiting on behalf of a Civil Engineering and Groundworks Contractor based in Buckinghamshire, our client along with the above undertake hard landscaping and external works projects between £500k to £4m in value.

The Buying Department are responsible for ensuring that the Plant and Materials required for our construction projects are provided to schedule and according to projected budgets. They have a vital part to play in helping ensure the profitability of contracts since they are responsible for ensuring that the most cost effective and appropriate products/services are purchased.

Your new role
Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings.
Providing prices for and procuring construction plant and equipment for purchase and hire.
Identifying potential suppliers and new products.
Contacting a range of suppliers to obtain quotations and agree delivery times.
Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well‐organised work schedule.
Procurement and placing of orders in accordance with procurement schedules and order requests.
Assessing the reliability of suppliers.
Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials.
Ensuring compliance with the safety, health and environment requirements of materials and services.
Providing advice to the project estimator on the predicted cost of individual items.
Liaising closely with the estimator at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided.
Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers once a contract has been secured.

What you'll need to succeed
Good communication and organisational skills.
IT literate with experience of using costing/ordering software.
Min 3 yrs experience in a similar role at a sub-contractor business.
Sound understanding of construction plant and equipment.
Sound understanding of construction and civils materials.

What you'll get in return
This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding business that work with some of the largest Tier 1 Contractors and Housing Developers

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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