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    Lucy Patterson

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Job title: Buyer

Location: Bath, Bristol, Well, Chippenham, Frome, Melksham, Warminster, Devizes, Midsomer Norton, Trowbridge

Job type: Permanent

Salary: Negotiable

The company:

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer to join a well-established, award winning construction main contractor.

This is a family business built on the values of integrity, honesty, and openness as well as a strong focus delivering quality to their clients.

You will be joining a multi-disciplinary main contractor, working on construction projects across the Healthcare, Education, Commercial and Residential sectors, and you will be part of a friendly and supportive team who are passionate about what they do.

The Role:

Part of the commercial team, you will be responsible or managing materials and plant procurement for a mixture of housing, schools, and care home projects across the Southwest. This will be a varied role where you will be building strong relationships with project stakeholders both internal and external to the business. Duties will include:

  • Issuing enquiries to suppliers
  • Raising purchase orders, ordering in line with existing supply agreements
  • Compiling and maintaining material procurement
  • Materials and subcontractor procurement
  • Problem resolution and proactive mitigation of programme delays and cost risk
  • Assisting with value engineering
  • Resolving supplier invoice queries in support of finance team
  • Advising commercial and design team on suitable suppliers

About you:

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a construction buying capacity – ideally with a main contractor, house builder or merchant environment

Previous experience purchasing building materials

Excellent negotiation skills

Strong communication skills both written and verbal

Comfortable in a fast-paced commercial environment

Confident user of MS office package

What's in it for you?

On offer is a negotiable salary, and the opportunity to join a well-established business that is able to offer good long term career development opportunities.

Key Skills: Buyer, Buying, Purchasing, Procurement, Materials Planning, Materials Scheduling,Supply chain, Demand planning, construction, building materials, main contracting, housebuilding, developer, merchant