9 days ago
Job title: Buyer
Location: Bath, Bristol, Well, Chippenham, Frome, Melksham, Warminster, Devizes, Midsomer Norton, Trowbridge
Job type: Permanent
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.
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
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