Construction Buyer - London

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Invictus Group
From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client is a leading construction company who are looking to recruit an experienced Buyer. To be considered for this role you should have subcontract labour, plant and materials package procurement experience. This role offers an appropriately competitive remuneration and benefits package in line with the chosen individuals experience and professional credentials.

Construction buyers are responsible for ensuring that the materials required for construction projects are provided to schedule and according to projected budgets. They have a vital part to play in helping ensure the profitability of contracts since they are responsible for ensuring that the most cost-effective and appropriate materials are purchased.

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;

·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.

Personal Qualities As a buyer

·Excellent, communication skills

·Negiotiating skills

·An aptitude for figures and the ability to manage a budget

·An analytical mind

·IT skills

·Teamwork Skills

·The ability to prioritise tasks and manage your time to meet deadlines You should be:

·Able to build good relationships with all kinds of people


·Willing to make decisions and take responsibility for them

·Well organised, self-reliant and motivated