Senior Buyer - Property Sector

Location
London
Salary
Up to £55,000 plus benefits
Posted
17 May 2018
Closes
17 Jun 2018
Specialist Area
Buyer
Sector
Housing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Senior Buyer - Property Sector

£55,000 plus benefits - Central London

Buyers are crucial in ensuring that the construction contract maintains profitability, and that the most cost effective materials are used to lower outlays. This is particularly key due to fluctuations in the cost of raw materials required.

A construction buyer will seek quotes on prices and availability of materials from a variety of suppliers, and manage and report on the accumulative cost of all new purchases.

  • Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings;
  • Identifying potential suppliers and new products;
  • Contacting a range of suppliers and sub-contractors to obtain quotations and agree delivery times;
  • Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well-organised work schedule;
  • Assessing the reliability of sub-contractors and 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;
  • Preparing and maintaining cost reports in order to maximise efficiency within the business;
  • Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers once a contract has been secured.

Experience:

  • Purchasing: 3 years (Required)

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