Senior Buyer/ Purchasing Manager

Haywood Knight
Gatwick, Croydon, Guildford, Horsham, Tonbridge
£50000 - £60000/annum + Excellent Benefits
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a leading construction company that have been trading successfully for over 50 years. With an enviable annual turnover that is forecast to increase by another 11% for 2017, this is a company that’s both well established and has the capacity, resources and drive to successfully achieve their growth targets.
Due to expansion, they are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer/ Purchasing Manager to work from their Surrey office and manage selected projects procurement requirements including materials and sub contract labour. This is a pivotal role within the business where you will be heading up both procurement development and implementation for the projects you’re tasked to work on.

What is on offer?

* A highly competitive salary
* A company car or car allowance
* Mobile phone
* 25 days holiday per year
* Private pension and life assurance
* Child care vouchers
* Trade discount cards

Day to day you will be responsible for:

* Developing sub-contractor labour packages
* Owning and maintaining the project purchasing schedules
* Development and execution of approved tender lists in line with key stakeholders
* Analysing quotes, tenders and costs to make savings and reduce expenditure
* Site and supplier visits as required

Key skills and experience required include:

* Extensive construction buying experience
* Experience of procuring sub-contractor labour preferably within your current position
* A thorough understanding of the construction buying process
* A working knowledge of industry standard procurement processes
* Team spirited with a “hands on” approach to your work
* Flexible and adaptable with excellent negotiation and communication skills
* Analytical, with an eye for fine detail


* An understanding of standard construction forms of contract
* Multi-storey residential construction procurement experience

Our clients location, near Gatwick, is commutable from Croydon, Guildford, Horsham and Tonbridge