Construction Material Buyer
Are you an experienced buyer wanting to work for a leading residential developer? Wanting to work for a company who will advance and challenge you as a person? Do you want some of the best training and development in the industry?
Pre-construction involvement in design meetings regarding product selection.
Obtaining prices for all supplies required to complete the works.
Identifying and assessing potential suppliers and products.
Maintaining detailed records such as tracking documents and purchasing databases.
Analysing tender returns and making recommendations.
Ensuring supplies and suppliers comply with safety, health and environmental and other requirements.
Preparing and issuing contracts.
Raising orders for supplies.
Preparing and maintaining cost reports.
Ensuring the flow of materials to maximise efficiency.
Negotiating favourable terms and delivery times with suppliers.
Taking part in value engineering and cost-saving initiatives.
An understanding of the construction industry
Have residential material buying experience (Not essential)
Can build relationships/ already have existing relationships with suppliers and plant hire companies
Studying or already obtained a NVQ/Degree equivalent in supply chain management
Well organised, diplomatic, proactive, assertive and well-disciplined
Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal.
A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines