Senior buyer for Property sector company central London.
Buyers are crucial in ensuring that the construction contract maintains profitability, and that the most cost effective materials are used to lower outlays. This is particularly key due to fluctuations in the cost of raw materials required.
A construction buyer will seek quotes on prices and availability of materials from a variety of suppliers, and manage and report on the accumulative cost of all new purchases.
- Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings;
- Identifying potential suppliers and new products;
- Contacting a range of suppliers and sub-contractors to obtain quotations and
agree delivery times;
- Keeping detailed records and maintaining a well-organised work schedule;
- Assessing the reliability of sub-contractors and suppliers;
- Dealing effectively with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials;
- Ensuring compliance with the safety, health and environment requirements
of materials and services;
- Providing advice to the project estimator on the predicted cost of individual
- Liaising closely with the estimator at the tendering stage to ensure that an
accurate project cost is provided;
- Preparing and maintaining cost reports in order to maximise efficiency within
- Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers
once a contract has been secured.