Buyer in Construction

Posted 17 July by JM&Co. Recruitment Ltd Featured

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.

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Construction
  • Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing

Application questions

Do you have previous buying experience within a similar role i.e. construction / Builders Merchants?
Are you / have you studied for your CIPS or equivalent?
Do you have your own transport and live a commutable distance from Buckingham (c. 30mins)?

Reference: 34471286

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