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Buyer Construction Materials

Job Title: Buyer Construction Materials
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: 40000 - 50000
REF: AM198
Contact Name: Anthony McCormack
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Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

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Working for this leading independently owned Construction Company, majoring on civil engineering and operating across the UK and Ireland. They have balanced portfolio across civil and structural projects and cover commercial infrastructure, utilities and specialist jobs including demolition, asbestos removal & waste management. They have an impressive order book with varied projects from £1M – £20M+. Culture wise they care about employees and are passionate about delivering quality projects and client satisfaction.

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The job as Buyer Materials, reporting to the Commercial Manager, delivering on £Multi-M kudos projects in residentiah homebuilding including building, and civils packages in London & surrounding areas. This is the perfect opportunity for a Materials Buyer with a good knowledge of residential homebuilding and ideally civils, who is looking to exercise this knowledge to achieve best value at every given opportunity. Our client is looking for an individual who wants to grow with the company and there is a real opportunity for career development here.

Job Responsibilities

Procurement of plant and materials and placing orders ensuring delivery to site in accordance with: Standard company operating procedures; Company preferences; Standard conditions of purchase; Cost / profit improvement targets; Required quality and quantity; and Programmed delivery dates. Actively contribute to enhancing company profits through achieving best value. Attend and participate in Design Team Meetings to drive specifications towards most commercially advantageous solution; Produce cost / value reconciliation of purchase orders;Provide support to Accounts team to ensure prompt resolution of invoice queries; Contribute to the development of improved purchasing processes and procedures; Participate and contribute to regular group purchasing meetings and forums to communicate developments, share good practice and up skill our people. Build excellent supplier relations; Participate in establishing the group as the industry leader in Supply Chain Management.

You will have

Proven track record as a Buyer in the construction sector ideally with exposure to residential homebuilding and civils/groundworks packages.

Key Skills

Proven track record buying materials for residential jobs; Excellent organization and planning skills; Knowledge of best practice supply chain management tools; Strong negotiation skills; Team orientated/promotes teamwork;Ability to build strong relations internally and externally; Disciplined in meeting deadlines; Solution oriented.

You will get

You will enjoy the kudos and credibility of working for a civil construction market leader. You will put your mark on an already successful contractor/office and have succession plan to Commercial Manager. Salary is solid at £30K-£40K+ Neg Car/allowance, Bonus and competitive benefits package applies.