My client is seeking a Senior Buyer to join their team in Bedford due to expansion, the role involves some travel to London sites . The successful applicant will play an important role and take responsibility for scheduling and purchasing construction materials in order to complete the development of building schemes on time and to budget.
Working with project managers, quantity surveyors and estimators, the successful candidate will take responsibility for:
- Scheduling and Purchasing materials on our current contracts. Support the Implementation of procedures and supply agreements
- Financial cost control of material purchases
- Financial reporting
-Progress the provision of materials and services to meet contract programmes and deadlines
-Work closely with Directors to ensure time frames are met
- Review and consider alternative products to enhance the aesthetics, environmental credentials and/or cost of materials used
- Develop outstanding supplier relationships improving service levels with suppliers
-The successful candidate will contribute by ensuring that our clients projects are delivered on time, and that materials procured meet stringent quality standards.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience gained as a Buyer/Procurement Manager within the construction industry, working for either a residential developer or main/principal contractor. The preferred candidate will demonstrate experience of materials buying and scheduling as well as negotiating with suppliers. You will have strong attention to detail, good communication/relationship management skills and have a passion for maintaining and driving company standards. Strong Excel skills would also be a distinct advantage.