Materials Buyer/Commercial Surveyor

Milton Keynes
£25000 - £35000/annum Plus benefits
07 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is looking to appoint a Materials Buyer/Commercial Surveyor to join a privately owned company With over 30 years’ experience in delivering commercial and residential developments in the UK and Europe. Our Client's primary focus is in the residential sector, including student accommodation, affordable housing, and private residential. Buyers can progress to senior, manager and director posts.

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 sub-contractors 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 & 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 the business.
*Negotiating and agreeing the most favorable 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:
*Excellent, communication skills and build relationships with suppliers/sub-contractors.
*Negotiating skills.
*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.

If you are available and would like us to consider you for the position, please do not hesitate to apply today