Our client, an established construction business based on the outskirts of Buckingham is seeking a Buyer to join their team. Working in a busy buying department, the successful candidate will have previous experience of buying, scheduling and placing orders for materials and plant hire. Duties include:
- Being responsible for the buying process of all allocated projects to include materials, plant hire and sub-contractors
- Produce tender and purchasing documents for each project and business requirement.
- Regular liaison and communication with suppliers to maintain best price practices.
- Managing purchased stock and delivery to site.
The successful candidate will have the following skills / experience:
- Experience of working within a busy construction orientated buying / purchasing environment.
- Background in construction / merchant procurement or building material supply preferred.
- Numerate with excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent communication skills.
- A very high standard of computer literacy using a bespoke package, Excel and Word are also essential.
- CIPS Qualified or equivalent is desirable, although not essential.
- Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
The successful candidate will have a minimum 2-3 years relevant purchasing experience within a similar environment, i.e. Construction or Builders Merchants.
Candidates must also have their own transport given our clients location and the requirement to visit sites at time.
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