Buyer (Construction)

Recruiter
RMS Recruitment
Location
Middlesbrough
Salary
£20000 - £30000/annum
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
RMS - Resource Management Solutions are currently recruiting a Buyer on behalf of our client a large groundwork's and civil engineering organisation in the Middlesbrough area. A permanent position, this is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive company who are at the forefront of the Construction industry.

Having proudly worked in partnership with this client, RMS are experienced in enhancing their ability to recruit the very best talent, putting solid foundations in place which underpin the further development of their business.

Contracted to 38 hours per week, notable Benefits for this position include:

* 33 days holidays inclusive of bank holidays
* Contributory pension scheme
* Complimentary On Site parking
* Early Friday finish

Reporting directly to the Senior Buyer you will work as an integral part of the Buying team holding responsibility ensuring that the materials required for various construction projects are provided to schedule and according to projected budgets.

Day to Day duties will include, but are not limited to:

* 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 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 within the business.
* Negotiating and agreeing the most favourable terms possible with suppliers once a contract has been secured.

To be considered this position you must have a minimum of 3 years Buying experience within the Construction industry as well as:

* Excellent, communication skills
* Strong negotiating skills
* An aptitude for figures and the ability to manage a budget
* The ability to build good relationships with all kinds of people
* Strong persuasive skills
* Being willing to make decisions and take responsibility for them
* Being well organised, self-reliant and motivated

Furthermore a CIPS qualification is desirable but not essential for this role

RMS is an equal opportunities employer and recruits and promotes employees on the basis of suitability for the job.

If you are not contacted within 7 days of the closing date then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. We will keep your CV on file for any suitable vacancies that may arise in the future unless you contact us and request otherwise