Materials Buyer - commercial surveyor

1st CHOICE RECRUITMENT - Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes
£20k - 25k per year
06 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Materials Buyer/Commercial Surveyor

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary : £20- £25k DOE

Hours: 8:30- 5:30pm

Do you have excellent communication skills?

Do you have construction knowledge?

Do you have the passion and drive to progress in your career?

Then we want to hear from you.....Our client is a leading construction company who is looking for a materials buyer to join their team, this is a fantastic opportunity with great career progression for the future. The ideal candidate will have an analytical mind, fantastic negotiating skills with the ability to communicate and build relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors.

Typical work activities include:

* Providing prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings.
* Identifying potential suppliers and new products.
* Contacting a range of suppliers and subcontractors to obtain quotations and agree delivery times.
* Creating sub-contract packages.
* 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.
* Placing material orders.
* Conducting material take offs.
* 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 items.
* 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 with the business.
* Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers once a contract has been secured.
* Checking quantities ordered against the project totals.
* Adhoc requirements in the everyday running of a busy, growing construction company.

Personal Qualities

* An aptitude for figures and the ability to manage a budget.
* An analytical mind.
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
* Knowledge of Construction.
* The ability to prioritise tasks and manage your time to meet deadlines.
* Willing to make decisions and take responsibility for them.

Please note that at times due to the volume of applications we may not be able to respond to each person individually. If you do not hear from us within 7 days we're sorry you have not been successful this time. Please do not let this stop you applying for other positions you may be suitable for. Good Luck!

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