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Construction Buyer

30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + plus benefits package
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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This challenging and exciting opportunity requires an individual currently carrying out a similar buying or purchasing role from within any area of the construction sector.
Our client is one of the UK s largest specialist civil engineering and construction contractors, renowned for providing technically advanced and cost-effective solutions to meet the demands of any project or contract requirement across a wide variety of sectors. Their reputation is built on engineering excellence and a commitment to continual innovation, all backed by a central design, estimating and engineering resource. As one of the largest specialist contractors in the industry, they are able to provide clients with bespoke solutions tailored to individual project specifications, which is all supported by their state-of-the-art processes and technologies.
Due to continued growth, a significant increase in workload and a number of recent "spotlight" contract awards, including large packages within the HS2 framework programme, our client now wishes to appoint a Construction Buyer. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the main purpose of this role will be to operationally assist in the day to day operations of the company s central buying and procurement department, and support the team in an overall sense of responsibility.
The Role
Support the buying, procurement, purchasing and logistics team in delivering an excellent service
Assist and follow various divisional contracts programmes, ensure timely provision of specified plant, materials, equipment and supplies for projects
Adapt quickly and efficiently to programme, site, contract and project requirements
Assist with ensuring arrangements are in place to transport rigs, plant and equipment to sites UK wide
Appraise potential suppliers and expedite their QA credentials accordingly
Conduct supplier comparison exercises, and if applicable, negotiate on price ethically and appropriately
Raise and manage procurement and purchase orders
Expedite deliveries by liaising with suppliers in a collaborative and engaging manner
Track on-hire reports and collection of off-hired items
Monitor and record supplier performance to measure against company required KPI s
Provide service and support to contracts teams in meeting the needs of their project and site requirements
Provide support to the estimating team in acquiring quotes, and offering supplier and
material recommendations
Work to and actively promote the highest of company standards, ethics and morals
Maintain a good relationship with the company s network of UK wide regional offices, divisions, including their respective plant and accounts departments
Obtain quotes and negotiate prices for goods and services, helping delivering VFM
Check and manage invoices, whilst adhering to internal procedures
The Person
Possess experience within a construction buying, procurement or purchasing environment, with numerical accuracy and good oral communication being very important
Possess commercial awareness, be highly organised by nature and able to use your own initiative
Be confident, with excellent, assured verbal and written communication skills
Able to adapt and amend workload priorities in a regularly changing environment
Excellent IT skills including Outlook, Excel and Word,
Be a natural team player, with a positive and friendly attitude, and be self-sufficient
Possess good negotiating skills and the flexibility to adapt to changing demands of the role
Able to meet challenging deadlines often in high pressure situations
Robust and resilient, possessing determination and natural enthusiasm
Excellent time management skills, and able to effectively prioritise against deadlines
Forceful and persuasive but able to listen and communicate effectively
Must be loyal to the company and the Group
An attractive salary and benefits package (permanent) is on offer to the successful candidate, along with longevity and security of work, and career progression, given the company s forward order workload and their continued commitment to sustained and profitable growth throughout the UK
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